Definition of fondant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    fondant

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈfɒndənt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɑːndənt//
     
    Sweets and desserts
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] a thick sweet soft mixture made from sugar and water, used especially to cover cakes fondant icing
  2. 2[countable] a soft sweet/candy that melts in the mouth, made of fondant See related entries: Sweets and desserts
  3. Word Origin late 19th cent.: from French, literally ‘melting’, present participle of fondre.
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