sweetmeat

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noun sweet·meat \ˈswēt-ˌmēt\

Definition of sweetmeat

  1. :  a food rich in sugar: asa :  a candied or crystallized fruitb :  candy, confection

Examples of sweetmeat in a sentence

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

14th Century

First Known Use of sweetmeat

14th century


SWEETMEAT Defined for English Language Learners

sweetmeat

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noun sweet·meat \ˈswēt-ˌmēt\

Definition of sweetmeat for English Language Learners

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


SWEETMEAT Defined for Kids

sweetmeat

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noun sweet·meat \ˈswēt-ˌmēt\

Definition of sweetmeat for Students

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


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