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sweetmeat

[sweet-meet] /ˈswitˌmit/
noun
1.
a sweet delicacy, prepared with sugar, honey, or the like, as preserves, candy, or, formerly, cakes or pastry.
2.
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
1150
before 1150; Old English swētmete (not recorded in ME); see sweet, meat
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  • We refreshed ourselves with famous Burdwan sweetmeats, sitabhog (food for the goddess) and motichur (nuggets of sweet pearl).

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • The boys who bully him will mollify towards him, and accept his pie and sweetmeats.

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  • While she munched the sweetmeats he glanced at her mother interrogatively.

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  • We ate also rice and sweetmeats, using spoons of gold, shaped like our own.

    British Borneo W. H. Treacher
  • The latter had returned his visit, and sent over presents of sweetmeats and food to his guests.

  • Every door-handle in the house is suggestive of sweetmeats for the next week, at least.

    Elsie Venner Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • In this first enclosure are the vendors of buyos, cigars, sweetmeats, and foodstuffs.

    The Social Cancer Jos Rizal
  • How nice it is to have a fiancé here and sweetmeats provided!

  • She selects a confessor to whom she unburdens her conscience, and sends presents of sweetmeats and delicacies.

British Dictionary definitions for sweetmeats

sweetmeat

/ˈswiːtˌmiːt/
noun
1.
a sweetened delicacy, such as a preserve, sweet, or, formerly, a cake or pastry
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