sweetmeat

[sweet-meet]
noun
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 nuts, sugarplums, bonbons, or balls or sticks of candy.

Origin:
before 1150; Old English swētmete (not recorded in ME); see sweet, meat

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sweetmeat (ˈswiːtˌmiːt)
 
n
a sweetened delicacy, such as a preserve, sweet, or, formerly, a cake or pastry

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Sweetmeat made from refined flour, sugar, food color and fried in ghee.
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