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



    BrE BrE//kənˈfekʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈfekʃn//
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  1. 1(formal) a cake or other sweet food that looks very attractive
  2. 2a thing such as a building or piece of clothing, that is made in a skilful or complicated way Her hat was an elaborate confection of satin and net.
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (in the general sense ‘something made by mixing’, especially a medicinal preparation): via Old French from Latin confectio(n-), from conficere ‘put together’, from con- ‘together’ + facere ‘make’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: confection