- 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 sweetmeat
When bits of sweetmeat lodged in the teeth, the sucket fork doubled as a nifty toothpick.The Strange Way We Eat: Bee Wilson’s ‘Consider the Fork’
October 13, 2012
It is now used as the name of a pudding rolled with sweetmeat.
Their minds were so bent upon this piece of sweetmeat that all the rest were disregarded.Forgotten Tales of Long Ago
E. V. Lucas
One moment you were angry, and the next your face looked like a sweetmeat.Crime and Punishment
Then close the paste round the sweetmeat, so as to form a dumpling.Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book
This piece may have come from a large bowl or sweetmeat dish.The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia
C. Malcolm Watkins
- a sweetened delicacy, such as a preserve, sweet, or, formerly, a cake or pastry