bon·​bon | \ ˈbän-ˌbän How to pronounce bonbon (audio) \

Definition of bonbon

1 : a candy with chocolate or fondant coating and fondant center that sometimes contains fruits and nuts
2 : something that is pleasing in a light or frivolous way singing pop bonbons

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Even more intriguing are the bonbons under the tree. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Outside Houston, a chef with a flair for the avant-garde serves up three hours of sorcery," 11 June 2019 The doctor even ended up buying her a little bag of bonbons, Lucrécia was looking uneasily at the dark sky. Benjamin Moser, Harper's magazine, "The Indirect World," 10 Apr. 2019 In the late 19th century, celebrants parading the streets first started throwing bonbons to the crowds lining the streets. Alejandra Borunda, National Geographic, "It's time to rethink Mardi Gras—without tons of plastic beads," 22 Feb. 2019 Lindt chocolate bonbons served as table centerpieces along with goblets of Fiji Water. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "The Stars Aligned for Last Night’s Independent Filmmaker Project’s 28th Annual Gotham Awards," 27 Nov. 2018 The interior is sleek and done in neutral tones with shelves filled with bottles of wine, a small full bar, and pastries, chocolate bonbons and boxes of Turkish delights. Linda Bladholm, miamiherald, "Their family brought Middle Eastern cuisine to 1970s Miami. Now they’ve expanded to Doral," 18 Jan. 2018 Instead, a movie that should have been a summer bonbon comes at us like an overloaded parade float. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Review: Ocean's 8 Boasts a Great Cast But Lacks Champagne-Bubble Lightness," 9 June 2018 Join chocolate entrepreneurs and explore inspiration, inventiveness and modern spirit from brain to bean to bar, bonbons and beyond. San Francisco Chronicle, "Enjoy Culinary and Chocolate Demonstrations!," 13 Apr. 2018 Bon Bon Bon What is left to say about lifelong chocoholic Alexandra Clark’s booming bonbon business? Erin Podolsky, Detroit Free Press, "Valentine's Day: Get a chocolate fix from these 10 metro Detroit craft candy makers," 7 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of bonbon

1770, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bonbon

French, reduplication of bon good, from Latin bonus — more at bounty

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English Language Learners Definition of bonbon

: a type of candy that usually has a chocolate cover and a soft center


bon·​bon | \ ˈbän-ˌbän How to pronounce bonbon (audio) \

Kids Definition of bonbon

: a candy with a soft coating and a creamy center

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