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Definition of "confiture" [con•fi•ture]

  • A confection, preserve, or jam. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "confiture" in a sentence
  • "This spectacular offering boasts a deep purple color in addition to a dense nose that the French would call a confiture of black fruits, particularly plums, blackberries, and black currants."
  • "We are enchanted by a rangy Connecticut house bursting with discordant flowery vines and mismatched pots; French confiture jars next to African baskets that talk to blue and white porcelain urns across the room."
  • "True to his flamboyant style, meanwhile, Chavez praised the Soviet Union and presented Medvedev with several bars of dark chocolate and cans of banana confiture and cocoa powder as the two leaders sat facing reporter's questions."