• WordNet 3.6
    • n compote dessert of stewed or baked fruit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Compote a bowl-shaped dish having a stem, and a base smaller than the bowl, used to serve compotes or other items, such as candies, nuts, or fruit; a compote dish. Compotes may be made of different materials, such as glass, porcelain, or silver.
    • Compote A preparation of fruit in sirup in such a manner as to preserve its form, either whole, halved, or quartered; as, a compote of pears.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n compote Fruit stewed or preserved in syrup, sometimes with spices.
    • n compote Same as compotier.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. See Compost


In literature:

Oh, and remember the plum compote.
"Fanny Herself" by Edna Ferber
Item: a compote of pigeons with caused us to think the angels had had a finger in it.
"A Start in Life" by Honore de Balzac
Line a well-buttered pudding-dish with slices of sponge-cake and cover with peach compote.
"365 Foreign Dishes" by Unknown
"The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book" by Thomas R. Allinson
I will go into Oegir's halls, to see the compotation.
"The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson" by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
The grand compotation going on in the parlour waxed louder and wilder as the night wore on.
"The House by the Church-Yard" by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Our Hero had about 10 Years on the Ancient, and it looked like a Compote.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
Mr. Petullo, a compote's neither here nor there to the Duke.
"Doom Castle" by Neil Munro
In other respects the scene was invariably the same; the compote-dishes in files divided the factions.
"Tartarin On The Alps" by Alphonse Daudet
In making compotes great care must be taken to preserve the shape and color of the fruits.
"Choice Cookery" by Catherine Owen

In news:

Walnut and Almond Cake, Orange-Pomegranate Compote.
Cider-Maple Pork Chops with Woodland Bitters Compote.
Ardeo + Bardeo's Cheesecake With Cassis Compote.
City Winery chef Andres Barrera slow-roasts lamb until tender, then stuffs it into warm pitas along with pickled red onions, feta cheese and a bright-flavored tomato-ginger compote (also great on a burger or cheese plate).
Strawberries and Rhubarb In a Compote for Spring.
A quick raspberry compote is a nice change from maple syrup.
4 servings, 3 oatcakes & 1/4 cup compote each.
Berry Compote and Classic Summer Berry Tart or Pie.
I especially love to top them with homemade fruit compote or fruit preserves, though maple syrup and honey work just as well.
Filet Benedict with bearnaise sauce, mixed fruit compote and home fries at the Grist Mill in Avon.
Heart Shaped French Toast Towers with Cranberry-Apple Compote and Goat Cheese.
Get the Cranberry Apple Compote going first.
Stacked and soaking up butter and syrup, spread out and covered with a fruit compote, pancakes are the ultimate comfort food.
The vegetarian Cranberry Nut Compote Wrap selection from UConn's new Sain raw bar menu.
Beer-Braised Brats With Pear & Mustard Compote.