Confit meaning

kōn-fē', kôn-
Meat, such as duck, that has been salted and then cooked and preserved in its own fat.
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A condiment made by cooking seasoned fruit or vegetables, usually to a jamlike consistency.
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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.
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Any of various kinds of food that have been immersed in a substance for both flavor and preservation.
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Origin of confit

  • Middle English confyt from Old French confit from Medieval Latin cōnfectum from past participle of cōnficere to prepare confect
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • French confit, p.p. of confire (“to preserve”), from Latin conficere.
    From Wiktionary