1. Fruit stewed or cooked in syrup.
2. A long-stemmed dish used for holding fruit, nuts, or candy.
[French, from Old French composte, mixture, from Latin composita, feminine past participle of compōnere, to put together; see COMPONENT.]
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ruffled thumbprint-style compote made by the Fenton Art Glass Company
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