Etymology
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confectionery (n.)

1540s, "things made or sold by a confectioner," from confection + -ery. From 1803 as "place where sweetmeats, etc. are sold." Of architectural ornamentation, from 1861.

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Definitions of confectionery

confectionery (n.)
candy and other sweets considered collectively;
the business decided to concentrate on confectionery and soft drinks
confectionery (n.)
a confectioner's shop;
Synonyms: confectionary / candy store
confectionery (n.)
the occupation and skills of a confectioner;
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