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n. - Dessert of stewed or baked fruit.

Usage examples (36)
  • And no clue what to do with them all, other than that compote from a couple days ago and a pie or two.
  • He added: "I wouldn't mind but their vanilla panna cotta with raspberry compote is absolutely bloody terrible."
  • To have the feet in compote (stewed fruit) (when one's feet feel like jelly) = avoir très mal aux pieds = to have sore feet
  • Of all dishes there are few to equal what is called a compote of fruit, and there are probably few sweets more popular than -- for more
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  • "Composed" is the past tense of compose, "composite" is something made up of separate elements or pieces, "compost" is a mixture of vegetable materials decomposing to make fertilizer, while a "compote" is a dessert composed of several cooked fruits.
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