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

BrE BrE//ˈkɒnsɜːv//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːnsɜːrv//
[countable, uncountable] jam containing large or whole pieces of fruit
Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French conserver (verb), conserve (noun), from Latin conservare ‘to preserve’, from con- ‘together’ + servare ‘to keep’.
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