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Definition of "sweetmeat" [sweet•meat]

  • A sweet delicacy, such as a piece of candy or crystallized fruit. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sweetmeat" in a sentence
  • "Crunching such a delectable treat as a Pitmaston Pineapple, an old "sweetmeat" -- or small, sweet apple -- is the most enjoyable exercise I've come across, and I'm ready to plant a whole orchard of my own, if I can find a place to put it."
  • "“’Twas a certain sweetmeat-seller who drugged me and took the gear from me; but where is he gone?”"
  • "In public buildings, visitors are implored, through the same agency, to squirt the essence of their quids, or ‘plugs,’ as I have heard them called by gentlemen learned in this kind of sweetmeat, into the national spittoons, and not about the bases of the marble columns."