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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Recent Examples on the Web But her delectable bonbons are served too fast and plentifully to linger over any particular one. Ben Widdicombe, Town & Country, "Christina Oxenberg Is Related to Royalty and Hollywood Stars—And She Is Ready to Tell All Her Stories," 19 Dec. 2019 Or head to Blueprint Chocolatiers, a rehabbed hundred-year-old building where Kim and Bruce Gustafon sell artisan bonbons, truffles, and devilish drinking chocolate. al, "Plan the ultimate holiday getaway to this historic Virginia town," 9 Dec. 2019 Glazed toffee bonbons are baked dough coated with chocolate, white chocolate, toffee bits and a drizzle of additional chocolate. Mary Bergin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Über church cookie sale brings congregants together ‘like family’ in Lebanon," 2 Dec. 2019 Use a floral chintz tablecloth, add pink Murano glasses and silk bows, then sprinkle pastel bonbons around the plate. Bebe Howorth, ELLE Decor, "The Do's and Don'ts of Holiday Party Planning, According to Rebecca Gardner," 18 Nov. 2019 The company makes various confections, including dark chocolate bars, bonbons, sea-salt caramels, baking chips, and drinking chocolate., "Bixby Bars had some bite-size babies - The Boston Globe," 17 Sep. 2019 His other bars and bonbons have ingredients like rhubarb and beetroot; black salted marzipan and heirloom apple spice. Ann Trieger Kurland,, "Lobster and chocolate: Great tastes that go great together?," 19 Aug. 2019 Chaplin uses Valrhona or Santa Barbara chocolate and ingredients from local companies to create, in small batches, bonbons and other confections, like dark chocolate bark embedded with pecans or cranberries and pistachios. Ann Trieger Kurland,, "It’s time to enjoy Tick Tock Chocolates," 1 July 2019 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

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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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The first known use of bonbon was in 1770

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4 Jan 2020

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“Bonbon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bonbon

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


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Kids Definition of bonbon

: a candy with a soft coating and a creamy center

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