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[fawn-dah; English fon-duh] /ˈfɔn dɑ; English ˈfɒn də/
noun, plural fondas
[fawn-dahs; English fon-duh z] /ˈfɔn dɑs; English ˈfɒn dəz/ (Show IPA).
an inn or restaurant.


[fon-duh] /ˈfɒn də/
Henry, 1905–82, U.S. actor.
his daughter, Jane, born 1937, U.S. actress. Unabridged
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  • At the well I called to my men, who got up from the grass and greeted Major fonda with unmilitary familiarity.

    The Little Red Foot Robert W. Chambers
  • At last, just as I was beginning to feel tired, we came to the fonda.

  • From that time forward the "fonda del buen gusto" saw little of me, and that little at uncertain intervals.

    The Log of a Sea-Waif Frank T. Bullen
  • Then comes fonda, and you must know what a poor town that is.

    Tramping with Tramps Josiah Flynt
  • The fonda Marina was an attractive-looking new house built at the very edge of the bay.

    The Fortunate Isles Mary Stuart Boyd
British Dictionary definitions for fonda


Henry. 1905–82, US film actor. His many films include Young Mr Lincoln (1939), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Twelve Angry Men (1957), and On Golden Pond (1981) for which he won an Oscar
his daughter Jane. born 1937, US film actress. Her films include Klute (1971) for which she won an Oscar, Julia (1977), The China Syndrome (1979), On Golden Pond (1981), and Old Gringo (1989)
her brother, Peter. born 1939, US film actor, who made his name in Easy Rider (1969); later films include Ulee's Gold (1997) and 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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