American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A candy that often has a center of fondant, fruit, or nuts and is coated with chocolate or fondant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sugar-plum; in the plural, sugar-confectionery.
- n. a sweet
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Sugar confectionery; a sugarplum; hence, any dainty.
- n. a candy that usually has a center of fondant or fruit or nuts coated in chocolate
- Borrowing from French bonbon. (Wiktionary)
- French, reduplication of bon, good, from Latin bonus; see deu-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And if this bonbon is even less substantial than her customary fare, well, Valentine's Day isn't really such a major holiday, is it?”
“And the nearest I come to a bonbon is the occasional after dinner mint, which I usually end up eating after breakfast, after lunch, after a mid-afternoon snack ...”
“As I was leaving, I glimpsed a familiar face at one of the tables, sitting alone in front of a giant chocolate bonbon.”
“It's all part of a push by specialty chocolatiers to make candy more manly, and to get men to reach for a stout caramel or India Pale Ale bonbon as eagerly as they might grab a nice cold one.”
“In the early 2000s, bonbon makers bumped up the dare element by introducing hot chilis to chocolate.”
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“Take a break from perusing the snaps from the Kardashian wedding to check out this swollen bonbon, the second TV-movie to chart the royal lovebirds' courtship.”
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“(Soundbite of song, "Human Nature") MOON: This accessible little bonbon, which some purists would dismiss as a crossover move, offers a peek into the mind of Vijay Iyer.”
“Also, my bonbon was going to be two layers — caramel on top and salted milk chocolate on the bottom — but with the time being against me, I made the bonbon one layer, with all the combined flavors.”
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