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Meaning of compote

com•pote

Pronunciation: (kom'pōt Fr. kôn&sylppôt'), [key]
— pl. -potes
  1. fruit stewed or cooked in a syrup, usually served as a dessert.
  2. a dish, usually of glass, china, or silver, having a base, stem, and often a lid, and used for serving fruit, nuts, candy, etc.
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