Con*fec"tion(?), n. [F., fr. L. confectio.] 1. A composition of different materials. [Obs.]
A new confection of mold.Bacon.
2. A preparation of fruits or roots, etc., with sugar; a sweetmeat.
Certain confections . . . are like to candied conserves, and are made of sugar and lemons.Bacon.
3. A composition of drugs.
(Med.) A soft solid made by incorporating a medicinal substance or substances with sugar, sirup, or honey.
The pharmacopias formerly made a distinction between conserves (made of fresh vegetable substances and sugar) and electuaries (medicinal substances combined with sirup or honey), but the distinction is now abandoned and all are called confections.
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