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

Examples of bonbon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This year, her sufganiyot menu includes a cookies-and-cream-filled version with a white chocolate coating; one that pays homage to the Ferrero Rocher bonbon; and another one showered with crushed walnuts atop a sea of dark chocolate. Flora Tsapovsky,, "Not just any jelly doughnut: Over-the-top sufganiyot take off in the Bay Area for Hanukkah," 2 Dec. 2020 Its notes of fig, black tea, and Bourbon vetiver are as decadent as a bonbon, but there’s plenty of iris and sandalwood to enjoy too. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Winter’s Best Fragrances Are Perfect for Gifting," 25 Nov. 2020 Her bonbons and caramels come packaged in whimsical boxes that make for nice gifts. NBC News, "Order these delicious artisanal Asian snacks for summer," 18 May 2020 The theme that the Manhattan chocolatier Joan Coukos, of Chocolat Moderne, has selected for this collection of bonbons is English desserts. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Chocolates for Quarantine Teatime," 17 July 2019 Beyond Sweets Arcor, the maker of Aguila chocolates, Bon o Bon bonbons, and La Campagnola fruit jams, is likely to increase its stake in Argentina’s largest dairy producer, Mastellone Hermanos SA, to become its controlling shareholder, Pagani said. Scott Squires,, "Arcor Eyes Mexico, Africa for Growth Amid Argentine Slowdown," 5 May 2020 Each essay is a bonbon as delicious as any Instagram animal pic. Lorraine Berry, Los Angeles Times, "21 new and classic books to keep you in touch with the natural world," 6 Apr. 2020 This chocolatier offers bars, bonbons, ice cream, and hot chocolate. al, "Take a food-focused trip to Raleigh, North Carolina," 19 Mar. 2020 Afterward, as two young churchgoers helped him sell DVDs and bonbons, the head pastor told us that the local drug boss had been in attendance. Alex Cuadros, Harper's magazine, "“My Gang Is Jesus”," 20 Jan. 2020

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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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“Bonbon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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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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