Com"po*ta`tor(?), n. [L.] One who drinks with another. [R.] Pope.
Com"pote(km"pt), n. [F. See Compost.] 1. A preparation of fruit in sirup in such a manner as to preserve its form, either whole, halved, or quartered; as, a compote of pears. Littr.
2. a bowl-shaped dish having a stem, and a base smaller than the bowl, used to serve compotes or other items, such as candies, nuts, or fruit; a compote dish. Compotes may be made of different materials, such as glass, porcelain, or silver.
Syn. -- compote dish, compotier.
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