chocolate |ˈ ch äk(ə)lit; ˈ ch ôk-|nouna food preparation in the form of a paste or solid block made from roasted and ground cacao seeds, typically sweetened : a bar of chocolate| [as adj. ] a chocolate cookie.• a candy made of or covered with this : a box of chocolates.• a drink made by mixing milk with chocolate : sipping on hot chocolate.• a deep brown color : [as adj. ] huge spiders, yellow and chocolatebrown.DERIVATIVESchocolaty (also chocolatey) adjectiveORIGIN early 17th cent. (in the sense [a drink made with chocolate] ): from French chocolat or Spanish chocolate, from Nahuatl chocolatl‘food made from cacao seeds,’ influenced by unrelated cacaua-atl‘drink made from cacao.’
confection |kənˈfek sh ən|
1 a dish or delicacy made with sweet ingredients : a whipped chocolate andcream confection.
• an elaborately constructed thing, esp. a frivolous one : the city is a classical confection of shimmering gold.
• a fashionable or elaborate article of women's dress : she was wearing some white confection with an enormous satin bow.
2 the action of mixing or compounding something.
confectionary |-ˌnerē| adjective
ORIGIN Middle English (in the general sense [something made by mixing,] esp. a medicinal
preparation): via Old French from Latinconfectio(n-), from conficere ‘put together’ (see confect ).
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