[ fon-duh nt; French fawn-dahn ]
/ ˈfɒn dənt; French fɔ̃ˈdɑ̃ /


a thick, creamy sugar paste, the basis of many candies.
a candy made of this paste.

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Origin of fondant

1875–80; < French: literally, melting, present participle of fondre to melt, found3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for fondant

/ (ˈfɒndənt) /


a thick flavoured paste of sugar and water, used in sweets and icings
a sweet made of this mixture


(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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