What does the word sweetmeat mean?

Usage examples for sweetmeat

  1. I have told you all about this Dutch household and its patriarchal felicity, its sweetmeat and sausage pastries, and its inimitable tarts- less appetizing, however, than my aunt's fine eyes. – French and Oriental Love in a Harem by Mario Uchard
  2. He objected to absorption, facetiously observing with the sage Jamadagni, that it was pleasant to eat sweetmeats, but that for his part he did not wish to become the sweetmeat itself. – Vikram-and-the-Vampire-Classic-Hindu-Tales-of-Adventure-Magic-and-Romance by Burton, Isabel, Lady
  3. But listening she was, saying a word here and there, asking, too, very quaint, practical questions concerning the sweetmeat trade. – Studies in love and in terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes