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sweetmeat

[ sweet-meet ]
/ ˈswitˌmit /
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noun

Archaic. a sweet delicacy, as a candy or candied fruit, or, originally, a cake or pastry.

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Origin of sweetmeat

First recorded before 1150; Old English swētmete, swōmete “delicacy” (not recorded in Middle English ); see sweet, meat
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British Dictionary definitions for sweetmeat

sweetmeat
/ (ˈswiːtˌmiːt) /

noun

a sweetened delicacy, such as a preserve, sweet, or, formerly, a cake or pastry
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