confit definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
meat or poultry, esp. duck or goose, cooked immersed in its own fat with herbs and other seasonings and then preserved within the solidified fat
confit definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Meat, such as duck, that has been salted and then cooked and preserved in its own fat.
- A condiment made by cooking seasoned fruit or vegetables, usually to a jamlike consistency.
Origin: Middle English confyt, from Old French confit, from Medieval Latin cōnfectum, from past participle of cōnficere, to prepare; see confect.