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[bon-bon; French bawn-bawn] /ˈbɒnˌbɒn; French bɔ̃ˈbɔ̃/
noun, plural bonbons
[bon-bonz; French bawn-bawn] /ˈbɒnˌbɒnz; French bɔ̃ˈbɔ̃/ (Show IPA)
1.
a fondant, fruit, or nut center dipped in fondant or chocolate; a chocolate.
2.
a piece of confectionery; candy.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < French: literally, good-good; a repetitive compound, orig. nursery word
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  • Fill the bonbon baskets find olive dishes, leaving the latter in the refrigerator to keep fresh and cold.
British Dictionary definitions for bonbon

bonbon

/ˈbɒnbɒn/
noun
1.
a sweet
Word Origin
C19: from French, originally a children's word from bon good
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Word Origin and History for bonbon
n.

1796, from French bonbon (17c.), childish reduplication of bon "good." Hence, bonbonniere (1818) "a box for sweets."

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