fondue

[ fon-doo, -dyoo, fon-doo, -dyoo; French fawn-dy ]
/ fɒnˈdu, -ˈdyu, ˈfɒn du, -dyu; French fɔ̃ˈdü /
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noun, plural fon·dues [fon-dooz, -dyooz, fon-dooz, -dyooz; French fawn-dy] /fɒnˈduz, -ˈdyuz, ˈfɒn duz, -dyuz; French fɔ̃ˈdü/.

a saucelike dish of Swiss origin made with melted cheese and seasonings together with dry white wine, usually flavored with kirsch: served as a hot dip for pieces of bread.
a dish of hot liquid in which small pieces of food are cooked or dipped: beef fondue; chocolate fondue.
a baked soufflélike dish usually containing cheese and cracker crumbs or bread crumbs.

adjective

Also fondu. melted.

Origin of fondue

1875–80; < French; feminine of fondu fondu
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fondue

/ (ˈfɒndjuː, French fɔ̃dy) /

noun

a Swiss dish, consisting of cheese melted in white wine or cider, into which small pieces of bread are dipped and then eaten

Word Origin for fondue

C19: from French, feminine of fondu melted, from fondre to melt; see fondant
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