from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sweet creamy sugar paste used in candies and icings.
- n. A candy containing this paste.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A flavored sugar preparation, used for icing cakes.
- n. Dark chocolate.
- n. A croquette.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of soft candy, made of a thick creamy sugar paste by boiling solutions to the point of crystallization, and usually molded.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In heraldry, stooping, as for prey: said of an eagle, a falcon, etc.
- n. A thick, smooth, creamy paste of sugar, used as a basis of French cream candies.
- n. The base or flux, in enamel, which is colored throughout by metallic oxids while in a state of fusion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. candy made of a thick creamy sugar paste
French, from present participle of fondre, to melt, from Latin fundere.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
19th century. From French fondant ("melting"), from fondre ("to melt"), from Latin fundere ("to melt"). (Wiktionary)