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confection +‎ -ery

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confectionery (usually uncountable, plural confectioneries)

  1. (uncountable) Foodstuffs that taste very sweet, taken as a group; candies, sweetmeats and confections collectively.
  2. (uncountable) The business or occupation of manufacturing confectionery; the skill or work of a confectioner.
  3. A store where confectionery is sold; a confectioner's shop.

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