The gown was a confection of satin and appliqué.
Other Word Forms
Origin of confection
- Middle English confescioun, from Old French confeccion (French confection), from Latin confectionem (nominative confectio), from confectus, past participle of conficere (“to prepare”), from com- (“with”) + facere (“to make, do”). Originally "the making by means of ingredients"; sense of "candy or light pastry" predominant since 1500's.