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. 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