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bonne bouche

[bawn boosh]
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noun, plural bonnes bouches [bawn boosh] /bɔn ˈbuʃ/. French.
  1. a tidbit.
  2. an elegant treat: The special wine was a bonne bouche.

Origin of bonne bouche

literally, good mouth
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Historical Examples

  • In vain we offered to wait whilst he finished his bonne-bouche.

    Glories of Spain

    Charles W. Wood

  • Ferdinand was the bonne-bouche of the family: they used to call him "the Parson!"

  • There was no profusion of unmeaning dishes; each was a bonne-bouche—an undeniable delicacy.

    Peg Woffington

    Charles Reade

  • Stone noted that he made swallowing movements as if he were about to taste a bonne-bouche.

    Painted Veils

    James Huneker

  • Eating what yolk or white they contained, they plucked and roasted the chicks as a "bonne-bouche."

    The Overland Expedition of The Messrs. Jardine

    Frank Jardine and Alexander Jardine


British Dictionary definitions for bonne bouche

bonne bouche

noun plural bonnes bouches (bɔn buʃ)
  1. a tasty titbit or morsel

Word Origin

literally: good mouth(ful)
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