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semisweet

[sem-ee-sweet, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈswit, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
adjective
1.
somewhat sweet; containing a small amount of sweetening:
a semisweet cookie; semisweet chocolate.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; semi- + sweet
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semisweet

adj.

also semi-sweet, 1943, from semi- + sweet.

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