Con*fec"tion (?), n. [F., fr. L. confectio.]


A composition of different materials.


A new confection of mold. Bacon.


A preparation of fruits or roots, etc., with sugar; a sweetmeat.

Certain confections . . . are like to candied conserves, and are made of sugar and lemons. Bacon.


A composition of drugs.


4. Med.

A soft solid made by incorporating a medicinal substance or substances with sugar, sirup, or honey.

⇒ The pharmacopeias 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.


© Webster 1913.

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