[bon-buh-neer, -nyair; French bawn-baw-nyer]

noun, plural bon·bon·nières [bon-buh-neerz, -nyairz; French bawn-baw-nyer] /ˌbɒn bəˈnɪərz, -ˈnyɛərz; French bɔ̃ bɔˈnyɛr/.

a person or store that makes or sells candies.
a box or dish for candies.

Origin of bonbonnière

Borrowed into English from French around 1810–20 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bonbonniere

Historical Examples of bonbonniere

  • I can remember when many ladies—most ladies, carried a box—nay, two boxes—tabatiere, and bonbonniere.

    Roundabout Papers

    William Makepeace Thackeray