n. A composition of different materials. A preparation of fruits or roots, etc., with sugar; a sweetmeat. A composition of drugs.
- (Med.) A soft solid made by incorporating a medicinal substance or substances with sugar, syrup, or honey. The pharmacopœias formerly made a distinction between conserves (made of fresh vegetable substances and sugar) and electuaries (medicinal substances combined with syrup or honey), but the distinction is now abandoned and all are called confections.