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. [1913 Webster]

2. The paint used in making patent leather. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) A boat shell ({Crepidula fornicata}) of the American coast. [Local, U.S.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • 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

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  • 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

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