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sweet British & World English

Having the pleasant taste characteristic of sugar or honey; not salt, sour, or bitter

sweet English Thesaurus

a packet of sweet biscuits

fennel British & World English

An aromatic yellow-flowered European plant of the parsley family, with feathery leaves

nice as pie British & World English

Extremely pleasant or polite

sweet gum British & World English

The North American liquidambar, which yields a balsam and decorative heartwood which is marketed as satin walnut

sweet pea British & World English

A climbing plant of the pea family, widely cultivated for its colourful fragrant flowers

honey-sweet British & World English

Having a very sweet taste

sweet birch British & World English

A North American birch, especially of Appalachian forests, with brown or black bark and smooth twigs that smell of wintergreen when broken or crushed. The leaves and sap of sweet birch yield oil of wintergreen (see wintergreen)

sweet briar British & World English

A Eurasian wild rose with fragrant leaves and flowers

sweet flag British & World English

An Old World waterside plant of the arum family, with leaves that resemble those of the iris. It is used medicinally and as a flavouring

sweet gale British & World English

Another term for bog myrtle.

sweet milk British & World English

Fresh whole milk, as opposed to buttermilk

sweet spot British & World English

The point or area on a bat, club, or racket at which it makes most effective contact with the ball

sweet talk British & World English

Insincerely praise (someone) in order to persuade them to do something

sweet-toned British & World English

Producing a gentle, clear, and melodious sound

sweet tooth British & World English

A great liking for sweet-tasting foods

sweet talk New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen as verb)

boiled sweet British & World English

A hard sweet made of boiled sugar

sickly-sweet British & World English

Excessively or unpleasantly sweet

sweet dreams British & World English

Used to express good wishes to a person going to bed

sweet sixteen British & World English

Sixteen regarded as the characteristic age of prettiness and innocence in a girl

sweet butter British & World English

A type of unsalted butter made from fresh pasteurized cream

sweet cicely British & World English

A white-flowered European plant of the parsley family, with large fern-like leaves and a scent which resembles aniseed

sweet pepper British & World English

A large green, yellow, orange, or red variety of capsicum which has a mild or sweet flavour and is often eaten raw

sweet potato British & World English

An edible tropical tuber with white slightly sweet flesh

sweet rocket British & World English

A herbaceous plant of the cabbage family, cultivated for its long spikes of mauve or white flowers which are fragrant in the evening

sweet-scented British & World English

Having a sweet, pleasant smell

sweet sultan British & World English

A Near Eastern plant of the daisy family, with sweet-scented flowers, slender stems, and narrow grey-green leaves

sweet violet British & World English

A sweet-scented Old World violet with heart-shaped leaves, used in perfumery and as a flavouring

sweet william British & World English

A fragrant European garden pink with flattened clusters of vivid red, pink, or white flowers

sweet nothings British & World English

Words of affection exchanged by lovers

sweet-smelling British & World English

Having a sweet, pleasant smell

sweet-sounding British & World English

Having a gentle, clear, and melodious sound

sweet-tempered British & World English

Not easily irritated or made angry

sweet-and-sour British & World English

(Especially of Chinese-style food) cooked in a sauce containing sugar and either vinegar or lemon

sweet on in sweet British & World English

Infatuated or in love with

home sweet home British & World English

Used as an expression of one’s pleasure or relief at being in or returning to one’s own home

short and sweet British & World English

Brief but pleasant or relevant

keep someone sweet British & World English

Keep someone well disposed towards oneself, especially by favours or bribery

in one's own sweet time British & World English

When (or how) one wants to, regardless of the possible inconvenience caused to others

sweet dreams in sweet British & World English

Used to express good wishes to a person going to bed


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