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fontange

[fawn-tahnzh] /fɔ̃ˈtɑ̃ʒ/
noun, plural fontanges
[fawn-tahnzh] /fɔ̃ˈtɑ̃ʒ/ (Show IPA)
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Often, fontanges. commode (def 4).
Origin of fontange
1680-1690
1680-90; < French, named after Marie Angélique de Scorraille de Roussilles, Duchess of Fontanges (1661-81), mistress of Louis XIV
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