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fondu

[fon-doo, -dyoo, fon-doo, -dyoo for 1; French fawn-dy for 1, 2] /fɒnˈdu, -ˈdyu, ˈfɒn du, -dyu for 1; French fɔ̃ˈdü for 1, 2/
adjective
1.
fondue (def 4).
noun, plural fondus
[French -dy] /French -ˈdü/ (Show IPA)
2.
Ballet. a slow bending of the supporting leg.
Origin of fondu
1840-1850
1840-50; < French, past participle of fondre to melt, found3
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  • It should be only half filled, as the fondu will rise very high.

    The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) Mrs. F.L. Gillette
  • All was delightfully dead as the most advanced antiquarian could desire when we drew up at the fondu de los Italianos.

    Glories of Spain Charles W. Wood

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