Etymology
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fondue (n.)

1781 as a French word in English; naturalized from c. 1800, from French cooking term fondue "a cheese-pudding," literally "melted" (15c.), noun use of fem. of fondu, past-participle adjective from fondre "to melt," from Latin fundere (past participle fusus) "to melt, cast, pour out" (from nasalized form of PIE root *gheu- "to pour").

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Definitions of fondue

fondue (n.)
cubes of meat or seafood cooked in hot oil and then dipped in any of various sauces;
Synonyms: fondu
fondue (n.)
hot cheese or chocolate melted to the consistency of a sauce into which bread or fruits are dipped;
Synonyms: fondu
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