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Spanish Word of the Day: Confitar

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Confitar

Verbos de cocina II

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 8/11/2012
Word: Confitar
(con-fi-TAR) Verbo transitivo.
English: To candy
Etymology: Del catalán confit, pasta hecha de azúcar y algún otro ingrediente.
Meaning: 1. Cubrir con un baño de azúcar las frutas o semillas para hacerlas más agradables al paladar.2. Cocer las frutas en almíbar.3. Endulzar, suavizar.
Topic:Verbos de cocina II
Example:

“Siempre se ha de llevar la boca llena de azúcar para confitar las palabras” Baltasar Gracián, Oráculo manual y arte de prudencia.

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