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A sweet delicacy, such as a piece of candy or crystallized fruit.


(Cookery) a sweetened delicacy, such as a preserve, sweet, or, formerly, a cake or pastry



1. (formerly) a sweetened cake or pastry.
2. any confection or candy, as candied fruit.
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Noun1.sweetmeat - a sweetened delicacy (as a preserve or pastry)sweetmeat - a sweetened delicacy (as a preserve or pastry)
confection, sweet - a food rich in sugar
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The housekeeper packed them up a provision of bread, wine, and sweet meats fit for the sons of princes.
When your nose betrays you and alerts the rest of your senses to find and devour this sweet meat, please call 1-855-MEAT-HLP .
TeIford recommends the dark, tender, sweet meat of muskrat, too.
Obviously I work hard on my fitness out of work, although they call me Sweet Meat because my diet is the worst thing in the world.
The kleftico I ate comprised a dauntingly large shank of lamb cooked long and slow so that the sweet meat remained moist and flaked easily off the bone.
The scampi was encased in the crisp breadcrumbs which were firm to the bite, giving way to the beauti fully soft, sweet meat inside, and the rest of the dish consisted of a simple green leaf salad and a healthy serving of tartare sauce.
The sweet meat of this fruit is, perhaps appropriate to the legend, well protected by its hard shell, which typically must be split with a knife and cracked open before it can be enjoyed.
Grilling lobster leaves you with wonderfully tender and sweet meat, while the brushing of garlic butter adds a nice brightness and tang to this delicious dish.
Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), Mumbai, May 14 ( ANI ): Rejoicing pro Narendra Modi supporters have been preparing sweet meat as exit polls predicted a sweep for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Autumn on a plate - look forward to sweet meat, crunchy skin and apple gravy.
Beneath its smooth, hard shell and bitter skin, the chestnut reveals delicious sweet meat with a taste similar to corn.