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 Aurora-like swirls are featured on several bonbon varieties, like strawberry confit and lemon ginger, caramelized pear with saffron, and orange Grand Marnier. Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Feb. 2022 My own blend of cheeses formulated to pair with white couverture for a silky, cheesy bonbon. Sherri Mcgee Mccovey, USA TODAY, 12 Feb. 2022 And with a holiday explicitly linked with sweets just a couple of weeks away, Sugoi Sweets is offering a special chocolate bonbon set for preorder and pickup at Aya Pastry. Lisa Futterman,, 2 Feb. 2022 With that cautionary premise in mind, the creatives of this delectable theatrical bonbon treat us to a tasteful trip on the mild side. Marilyn Stasio, Variety, 13 Dec. 2021 This twisty, recently reissued whodunnit is a bonbon spiked with poison. Molly Young, Vulture, 6 Aug. 2021 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,, 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, 25 Nov. 2020 Her bonbons and caramels come packaged in whimsical boxes that make for nice gifts. NBC News, 18 May 2020 See More

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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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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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