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 for confection
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Confection \Con*fec"tion\, n. [F., fr. L. confectio.]
     1. A composition of different materials. [Obs.]
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              A new confection of mold.             --Bacon.
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     2. A preparation of fruits or roots, etc., with sugar; a
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              Certain confections . . . are like to candied
              conserves, and are made of sugar and lemons.
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     3. A composition of drugs. --Shak.
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     4. (Med.) A soft solid made by incorporating a medicinal
        substance or substances with sugar, sirup, or honey.
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     Note: The pharmacop[oe]ias formerly made a distinction
           between conserves (made of fresh vegetable substances
           and sugar) and electuaries (medicinal substances
           combined with sirup or honey), but the distinction is
           now abandoned and all are called confections.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a food rich in sugar [syn: sweet, confection]
      2: the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup
         etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components [syn:
         confection, concoction]
      v 1: make into a confection; "This medicine is home-confected"
           [syn: confect, confection, comfit]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  45 Moby Thesaurus words for "confection":
     Jell-O, admixture, alloy, amalgam, blancmange, blend, brew, candy,
     combination, combo, comfit, commixture, composite, composition,
     compote, compound, concoction, confectionery, confiture, conserve,
     decoction, decoctum, ensemble, frosting, gelatin, glaze, honey,
     icing, immixture, intermixture, jam, jelly, magma, marmalade,
     meringue, mixture, mousse, paste, preserve, sweet, sweet stuff,
     sweetmeat, sweets, tutti-frutti, whipped cream

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (Ex. 30:35, "ointment" in ver. 25; R.V., "perfume"). The Hebrew
     word so rendered is derived from a root meaning to compound oil
     and perfume.

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