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What does "tiendas de reposteria" mean?

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The Spanish term "tiendas de reposteria" translates roughly to "confectioner's shops" in English according to Online-Translator.com. The word "confectioner" refers to a person who makes and/or sells candies for an occupation, according to Dictionary.com. Confectioners also sometimes sell cakes, ice cream and other sweets.

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The word "confectioner" was first used in 1585, according to Dictionary,com. It is a combination of the word "confection" and "er." Dictionary.com defines "confection" as a sweet preserved fruit or candy. A confection can also refer to the process of making a frivolous or decorative object. Confection is also a term for medicine that is made with honey, sugar or some other sweet substance.

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