What does the word confectionery mean?

Usage examples for confectionery

  1. Into cookery, confectionery, perfumery, and medicine, they largely enter, and in domestic economy, should always be used in preference to bitter almonds. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  2. Flowers and leaves may be bought at any confectionery and pasted on with a little icing. – Desserts and Salads by Gesine Lemcke
  3. Half an hour later they were sitting in the confectionery shop smiling at each other and looking at the pictures in the illustrated papers. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann