A dish of cranberry compote.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- a dish of fruits stewed in a syrup
- ☆ a long-stemmed dish for serving candy, fruit, nuts, etc.
Origin: Fr: see compost
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- Fruit stewed or cooked in syrup.
- A long-stemmed dish used for holding fruit, nuts, or candy.
Origin: French, from Old French composte, mixture, from Latin composita, feminine past participle of compōnere, to put together; see component.