fondant

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

a fondant ("candy"), filled with fondant ("creamy sugar preparation")

19th century. From French fondant (melting), from fondre (to melt), from Latin fundere (to melt).

Noun[edit]

fondant (countable and uncountable, plural fondants)

  1. (usually uncountable) A flavored, creamy sugar preparation, used for icing cakes or as a base for candies.
  2. (countable) A candy filled with such a preparation.
  3. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) Dark chocolate.
  4. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) A croquette.
  5. (usually uncountable) The base or flux, in enamel, which is colored throughout by metallic oxide while in a state of fusion.

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See also[edit]

the stylized bird on the left is fondant,
on the right montant

Etymology 2[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

fondant (not comparable)

  1. (heraldry) Stooping, as for prey: said of an eagle, a falcon, etc.



Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

< French

Noun[edit]

fondant

  1. Alternative term for fondantti.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of fondant (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative fondant fondantit
genitive fondantin fondantien
partitive fondantia fondanteja
illative fondantiin fondanteihin
singular plural
nominative fondant fondantit
accusative nom.? fondant fondantit
gen. fondantin
genitive fondantin fondantien
partitive fondantia fondanteja
inessive fondantissa fondanteissa
elative fondantista fondanteista
illative fondantiin fondanteihin
adessive fondantilla fondanteilla
ablative fondantilta fondanteilta
allative fondantilleˣ fondanteilleˣ
essive fondantina fondanteina
translative fondantiksi fondanteiksi
instructive fondantein
abessive fondantitta fondanteitta
comitative fondanteineen

Usage notes[edit]

  • Finnish and English "fondant" do not mean same things.

French[edit]

Verb[edit]

fondant

  1. Present participle of fonder.
  2. Present participle of fondre.

Adjective[edit]

fondant m (feminine fondante, masculine plural fondants, feminine plural fondantes)

  1. melting
  2. melt in the mouth

Noun[edit]

fondant f (plural fondants)

  1. fondant (all senses)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

fondant m (plural fondants)

  1. fondant (confectionery)