- a dish made by melting cheese in wine, with a little brandy and seasoning added, used as a dip for cubes of bread
- any of various other dishes, as one in which cubes of meat are dipped in simmering oil until cooked
- cheese soufflé with bread crumbs
Origin of fondueFrench from past participle of fondre, to melt: see found
- a. A hot dish made of melted cheese and wine and eaten with bread.b. A similar dish, especially one consisting of a melted sauce in which pieces of food, such as bread, meat, or fruit, are dipped or cooked: chocolate fondue.
- A soufflé usually made with cheese and bread crumbs.
Origin of fondueFrench from feminine past participle of fondre to melt ; see fondant .
(third-person singular simple present fondues, present participle fondueing or fonduing, simple past and past participle fondued)
- To prepare or serve as a fondue.
From French fondue (“melted”), from fondre (“to melt”).