Definition of sweetmeat in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈswiːtmiːt


An item of confectionery or sweet food: he hurried back to his room like a schoolboy who has stolen a sweetmeat
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  • The fruits are eaten stewed, candied, in sweetmeats, and in a jelly.
  • Candy sweetmeats, sugar, ice cream, condiments, tea and coffee should also be avoided.
  • All that was lacking was our traditional sweetmeat, shortbread in a tartan tin.

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