fondue

noun fon·due \ fän-ˈdü , -ˈdyü , ˈfän-ˌd(y)ü \
variants: or less commonly fondu
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of fondue

1 :a dish similar to a soufflé usually made with cheese and bread crumbs
2 a (1) :a preparation of melted cheese (such as Swiss cheese and Gruyère) usually flavored with white wine and kirsch
(2) :a dish that consists of small pieces of food (such as meat or fruit) cooked in or dipped into a hot liquid
  • beef fondue
  • chocolate fondue
b :a chafing dish in which fondue is made

Examples of fondue in a Sentence

  1. dip fruit in melted chocolate to have a chocolate fondue

Origin and Etymology of fondue

borrowed from French, noun derivative from feminine of fondu, past participle of fondre "to melt," going back to Old French — more at 5found


FONDUE Defined for English Language Learners

fondue

noun

Definition of fondue for English Language Learners

  • : a dish that people prepare for themselves at the table by putting small pieces of food (such as bread, meat, or fruit) in a hot liquid (such as melted and flavored cheese or melted chocolate)



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