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sweepstakes (used with a sing. or pl. verb) a lottery, horse race, or other competition in which money staked by the participants is later awarded to the winner or winners. [2 definitions]
sweet having a flavor like that of sugar or honey; not bitter, salty, or sour in taste. [14 definitions]
sweet alyssum a low-growing garden plant bearing small white or violet flowers.
sweet-and-sour prepared with a sauce containing sugar, a tart ingredient such as lemon juice or vinegar, and seasonings.
sweetbread the thymus gland or pancreas of a young animal, used as food.
sweetbrier a fragrant tall-growing rose plant that bears single pink flowers and has abundant thorns.
sweet cherry a tree having reddish brown bark and bearing white flowers and sweet, edible fruit. [2 definitions]
sweet cicely any of various herblike plants of North America or Europe that bear clusters of small white flowers and have aromatic roots or leaves.
sweet corn any of various types of corn having sweet, edible kernels.
sweeten to cause to be sweet or sweeter, esp. in taste. [5 definitions]
sweetening a substance that sweetens food or beverages. [2 definitions]
sweet flag a marsh plant having swordlike leaves and aromatic roots, and bearing tiny green flowers.
sweet gum a large North American tree having maplelike leaves and bearing prickly ball-shaped fruit. [3 definitions]
sweetheart one of a pair of people who are in love with each other. [4 definitions]
sweetheart contract an official agreement secretly negotiated between an employer and union leaders containing terms beneficial to management and detrimental to union members; sweetheart deal; sweetheart agreement.
sweetie (informal) sweetheart.
sweetish tending to be sweet; somewhat sweet.
sweet marjoram an annual herb with aromatic leaves that are often dried and used in cooking.
sweetmeat a highly sweetened food such as candy, candied fruits, or the like.
sweet nothings (informal) whispered, often nonsense words or phrases of affection, such as those exchanged by lovers.
sweet pea a climbing plant that is related to the pea and that bears fragrant, variously colored, butterfly-shaped flowers.