Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A candy that often has a center of fondant, fruit, or nuts and is coated with chocolate or fondant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sugar-plum; in the plural, sugar-confectionery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Sugar confectionery; a sugarplum; hence, any dainty.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a sweet

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a candy that usually has a center of fondant or fruit or nuts coated in chocolate

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, reduplication of bon, good, from Latin bonus; see deu- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Borrowing from French bonbon.

Examples

  • "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?"

    Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich: Book summary

  • 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 ...

    McCook Daily Gazette Headlines

  • 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 ...

    McCook Daily Gazette Headlines

  • 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 ...

    McCook Daily Gazette Headlines

  • 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 ...

    McCook Daily Gazette Headlines

  • 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 ...

    McCook Daily Gazette Headlines

  • As I was leaving, I glimpsed a familiar face at one of the tables, sitting alone in front of a giant chocolate bonbon.

    Deadly

  • 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.

    Hoppy Holidays: Sweet Makers Try to Tap Market for Beer Candy

  • In the early 2000s, bonbon makers bumped up the dare element by introducing hot chilis to chocolate.

    Hoppy Holidays: Sweet Makers Try to Tap Market for Beer Candy

  • As I was leaving, I glimpsed a familiar face at one of the tables, sitting alone in front of a giant chocolate bonbon.

    Deadly

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