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fontange

[ fawn-tahnzh ]
/ fɔ̃ˈtɑ̃ʒ /
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noun, plural fon·tanges [fawn-tahnzh]. /fɔ̃ˈtɑ̃ʒ/.

Often fontanges. commode (def. 4).

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Origin of fontange

1680–90; <French, named after Marie Angélique de Scorraille de Roussilles, Duchess of Fontanges (1661–81), mistress of Louis XIV
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