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fondue

Syllabification: fon·due
Pronunciation: /fänˈd(y)o͞o
 
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Definition of fondue in English:

noun

A dish in which small pieces of food are dipped into a hot sauce or a hot cooking medium such as oil or broth: a Swiss cheese fondue
More example sentences
  • Pour fondue into the béchamel soup (still warming over the boiling water).
  • For the tomato fondue, in a medium saucepan, heat the oil over low heat.
  • It can also be used in various recipes like nachos, fajitas, quesadillas and fondues.

Origin

French, feminine past participle of fondre 'to melt'.

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  • found from (Middle English):

    The word found ‘establish’ goes back to Latin fundare ‘to lay a base for’, from fundus ‘bottom, base’, source also of foundation (Late Middle English), founder (Middle English) ‘sink’, and fund (mid 17th century) from a secondary sense of fundus ‘landed property’; and profound (Middle English) ‘deep’. Found ‘melt and mould’ is from French fondre (source of the melted cheese fondue (late 19th century)), from Latin fundere ‘melt, pour’ (found also in fuse (late 16th century)), and dates from the early 16th century.

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