sweetmeat

noun sweet·meat \ ˈswēt-ˌmēt \
|Updated on: 28 Apr 2018

Definition of sweetmeat

: a food rich in sugar: such as
a : a candied or crystallized fruit

Examples of sweetmeat in a Sentence

  1. 16th-century Naples carried on a vast export trade in silks and sweetmeats

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First Known Use of sweetmeat

14th century

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sweetmeat Synonyms

Synonyms

confection, sweet;

Related Words

confectionery, candy, dessert, pastry;


SWEETMEAT Defined for English Language Learners

sweetmeat

Definition of sweetmeat for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of candy or a piece of fruit covered with sugar


SWEETMEAT Defined for Kids

sweetmeat

noun sweet·meat \ ˈswēt-ˌmēt \

Definition of sweetmeat for Students

: a food (as a piece of candy or candied fruit) rich in sugar


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