- Sweetmeat Sweet"meat`, n.
1. Fruit preserved with sugar, as peaches, pears, melons,
nuts, orange peel, etc.; -- usually in the plural; a
confect; a confection.
2. The paint used in making patent leather. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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sweetmeat — ► NOUN archaic ▪ an item of confectionery or sweet food … English terms dictionary
sweetmeat — [swēt′mēt΄] n. [LME sweit meit < OE swetmete: see SWEET & MEAT] any sweet food or delicacy prepared with sugar or honey, as a cake, confection, preserve, etc.; specif., a candy, candied fruit, etc … English World dictionary
sweetmeat — noun Date: 14th century a food rich in sugar: as a. a candied or crystallized fruit b. candy, confection … New Collegiate Dictionary
sweetmeat — /sweet meet /, n. 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… … Universalium
sweetmeat — noun A sweet delicacy; a confection … Wiktionary
sweetmeat — Synonyms and related words: Jell O, blancmange, candy, comfit, compote, confection, confectionery, confiture, conserve, frosting, gelatin, glaze, honey, icing, jam, jelly, marmalade, meringue, mousse, preserve, sweet, sweet stuff, sweets, tutti… … Moby Thesaurus
sweetmeat — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. sweet, confection, delicacy, treat, cake, candy, preserve, nougat … English dictionary for students
sweetmeat — sweet|meat [ˈswi:tmi:t] n BrE old fashioned a ↑sweet, or any food made of or preserved in sugar … Dictionary of contemporary English
sweetmeat — [[t]swi͟ːtmiːt[/t]] sweetmeats N COUNT: usu pl Sweetmeats are sweet items of food, especially ones that are considered special. [OLD FASHIONED] … English dictionary
sweetmeat — n. something made or preserved with sugar, candy, confection, crystallized fruit … English contemporary dictionary