Part of speech: noun

Candles, sweetmeats, etc., or a shop where they are sold.

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Usage examples "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", Mrs. Isabella Beeton.
  2. Flowers and leaves may be bought at any confectionery and pasted on with a little icing. - "Desserts and Salads", 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", Hermann Sudermann.