Fondant meaning

fŏndənt
A soft, creamy confection made of sugar, water, and cream of tartar, used as an icing and a candy, and esp. as a filling for other candies.
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A sweet creamy sugar paste used in candies and icings.
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A candy containing this paste.
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A flavored sugar preparation, used for icing cakes.
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Dark chocolate.
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Origin of fondant

  • French from present participle of fondre to melt from Latin fundere gheu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 19th century. From French fondant (“melting”), from fondre (“to melt”), from Latin fundere (“to melt”).

    From Wiktionary