Etymology
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compote (n.)

1690s, "fruit preserved in syrup," from French compote "stewed fruit, fruit preserved in syrup," from Old French composte (13c.) "mixture, compost," from Vulgar Latin *composita, fem. of compositus "placed together," past participle of componere  "to put together, to collect a whole from several parts," from com "with, together" (see com-) + ponere "to place" (past participle positus; see position (n.)). Etymologically the same word as compost (n.).

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Definitions of compote

compote (n.)
dessert of stewed or baked fruit;
Synonyms: fruit compote
From wordnet.princeton.edu