Conserve means to protect or save, or to make fruit into preserves.(verb)
The definition of a conserve is a jam made with multiple fruits and nuts or raisins.(noun)
An example of a conserve is a jam of strawberries, apples and peanuts.
See conserve in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME conserven < OFr conserver < L conservare, to keep, preserve < com-, with + servare: see observe
See conserve in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb con·served, con·serv·ing, con·serves verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English conserven
Origin: , from Old French conserver
Origin: , from Latin cōnservāre
Origin: : com-, intensive pref.; see com-
Origin: + servāre, to preserve; see ser-1 in Indo-European roots.
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