- a sweet delicacy, prepared with sugar, honey, or the like, as preserves, candy, or, formerly, cakes or pastry.
- Usually sweetmeats. any sweet delicacy of the confectionery or candy kind, as candied fruit, sugar-covered nuts, sugarplums, bonbons, or balls or sticks of candy.
Origin of sweetmeat
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Examples from the Web for sweetmeats
Queen Elizabeth I owned forks for sweetmeats but chose to use her fingers instead, finding the spearing motion to be crude.The Strange Way We Eat: Bee Wilson’s ‘Consider the Fork’
October 13, 2012
Any turbidness or impurity in the water will injure the clearness of the sweetmeats.
Eat it with fresh strawberries, raspberries, or with any sort of sweetmeats.
They are like the sweetmeats my father brought with him once from Damascus.The Book of Khalid
Boissier was the only person for sweetmeats and Catherine for ices.
Sweetmeats made with syrups are formed into pies and tarts the same as raw fruits, and the same crusts may be used for them.
- a sweetened delicacy, such as a preserve, sweet, or, formerly, a cake or pastry
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