Pronunciation: (kom'pōt; Fr. kôn-pôt'), [key]
—pl. -potesPronunciation: (-pōts; Fr. -pôt'). [key]
1. fruit stewed or cooked in a syrup, usually served as a dessert.
2. Also,compotier.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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