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bonbon (n.)

also bon-bon, "sugar confection," 1796, from French bonbon (17c.), childish reduplication of bon "good," from Latin bonus "good" (see bonus). Hence, bonbonniere (1818) "a box for sweets."

updated on July 06, 2017

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Definitions of bonbon from WordNet

bonbon (n.)
a candy that usually has a center of fondant or fruit or nuts coated in chocolate;
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