Definition of compote noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

compote

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkɒmpɒt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːmpoʊt//
 
[countable, uncountable] Sweets and desserts, Savoury dishes
 
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a cold dessert (= a sweet dish) made of fruit that has been cooked slowly with sugar See related entries: Sweets and desserts, Savoury dishes Word Origin late 17th cent.: from French, from Old French composte ‘mixture’, from Latin composita, compositum ‘something put together’, feminine and neuter past participle of componere.
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