conserve

Pronunciation: [kuhn-SERV; KON-surv]

A mixture of fruits, nuts and sugar, cooked together until thick, often used to spread on biscuits, crumpets and so on. See also jam; jelly; preserve.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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