- a dish of fruits stewed in a syrup
- a long-stemmed dish for serving candy, fruit, nuts, etc.
Origin of compoteFr: see compost
- Fruit stewed or cooked in syrup.
- A long-stemmed dish used for holding fruit, nuts, or candy.
Origin of compoteFrench from Old French composte mixture from Latin composita feminine past participle of compōnere to put together ; see component .
ruffled thumbprint-style compote made by the Fenton Art Glass Company