fondue

[fon-doo, -dyoo, fon-doo, -dyoo; French fawn-dy] Cookery.
noun, plural fondues [fon-dooz, -dyooz, fon-dooz, -dyooz; French fawn-dy] .
1.
a saucelike dish of Swiss origin made with melted cheese and seasonings together with dry white wine, usually flavored with kirsch: served as a hot dip for pieces of bread.
2.
a dish of hot liquid in which small pieces of food are cooked or dipped: beef fondue; chocolate fondue.
3.
a baked soufflélike dish usually containing cheese and cracker crumbs or bread crumbs.
adjective
4.
Also, fondu. melted.

Origin:
1875–80; < French; feminine of fondu fondu

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fondue (ˈfɒndjuː, French fɔ̃dy)
 
n
a Swiss dish, consisting of cheese melted in white wine or cider, into which small pieces of bread are dipped and then eaten
 
[C19: from French, feminine of fondu melted, from fondre to melt; see fondant]

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fondue
1878, Fr. cooking term, fem. pp. of fondre "melt" (see found (2)).
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Example sentences
His white and dark chocolate fondue is accompanied by homemade churros,
  macaroons and brownies for dipping alongside fruit.
To serve, spear a fruit piece with fondue fork or bamboo skewer.
Upon searching the area, the officers discovered on the ground a seven-inch
  long utensil described as a fondue fork.
Alternative cooking sources in times of emergency including candle warmers,
  chafing dishes, fondue pots or a fireplace.
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