Definition of sweetmeat in English:

sweetmeat

noun

archaic
  • An item of confectionery or sweet food.

    ‘he hurried back to his room like a schoolboy who has stolen a sweetmeat’
    • ‘When it comes to finding such Australian sweetmeats as witchetty grubs and honey pot ants, Aboriginal women are masters at divining underground hideouts.’
    • ‘Enter this mystical city through a narrow, cobbled street where street vendors selling everything from sweetmeats to silver trinkets and leather slippers call out to passing trade.’
    • ‘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.’
    piece of confectionery, chocolate, bonbon, fondant, toffee
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Pronunciation

sweetmeat

/ˈswiːtmiːt/