from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A candy that often has a center of fondant, fruit, or nuts and is coated with chocolate or fondant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a sweet

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Sugar confectionery; a sugarplum; hence, any dainty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sugar-plum; in the plural, sugar-confectionery.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a candy that usually has a center of fondant or fruit or nuts coated in chocolate


French, reduplication of bon, good, from Latin bonus; see deu-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French bonbon. (Wiktionary)



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