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sweetmeat n : a sweetened delicacy (as a preserve or pastry)

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Sweetmeat is an archaic term for confectionery.
  • Sweetmeat is often confused with the term Sweetbread or Sweet Bread. Sweetbreads are a savory offal food. Sweetmeat is sweet, often a candied root, such as ginger or sea holly.
  • Sweet bread (offal), an Appalachian dish consisting of pickled sheep brains and/or other offal
  • Bosintang (“sweet-bread soup”), a Korean stew made from dog meat, also known by several other names
    • The dog meat that this stew is made of, properly called gaegogi
  • Rocky Mountain oysters, bull or boar testicles used in cuisine

See also

Offal, the entrails and internal organs of a butchered animal

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