fondant

[fon-duh nt; French fawn-dahn]

Origin of fondant

1875–80; < French: literally, melting, present participle of fondre to melt, found3
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fondant

noun
  1. a thick flavoured paste of sugar and water, used in sweets and icings
  2. a sweet made of this mixture
adjective
  1. (of a colour) soft; pastel

Word Origin for fondant

C19: from French, literally: melting, from fondre to melt, from Latin fundere; see found ³
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Word Origin and History for fondant
n.

1877, from French fondant, noun use of present participle of fondre "to melt" (see found (v.2)).

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