Compote is fruit that’s been stewed or baked. It is served as a dessert or as a side dish. Yum.

Unless you're a cook this noun may not ring any bells — it refers to a dish that's not so much in fashion these days: stewed fruit in syrup. Most of the words this one might remind you of, such as compose, composite, and compost, are indeed related to it: they all come from Latin composita, which means "mixture." If you like fruit and sweetness, you might like compote, which has usually been eaten as a dessert.

Definitions of compote
  1. noun
    dessert of stewed or baked fruit
    synonyms: fruit compote
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    type of:
    afters, dessert, sweet
    a dish served as the last course of a meal
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