bonbon

[bon-bon; French bawn-bawn]
noun, plural bonbons [bon-bonz; French bawn-bawn] .
1.
a fondant, fruit, or nut center dipped in fondant or chocolate; a chocolate.
2.
a piece of confectionery; candy.

Origin:
1790–1800; < French: literally, good-good; a repetitive compound, orig. nursery word

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bonbon (ˈbɒnbɒn)
 
n
a sweet
 
[C19: from French, originally a children's word from bon good]

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bonbon
1796, from Fr. bonbon (17c.), childish reduplication of bon "good." Hence, bonbonniere (1818) "a box for sweets."
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Fill the bonbon baskets find olive dishes, leaving the latter in the refrigerator to keep fresh and cold.
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