fondant

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

 
a fondant ("candy"), filled with fondant ("creamy sugar preparation")
 
a flower made from rolled fondant sheets
 
a frosted cake covered with ribbons made from rolled fondant sheets

19th century. From French fondant (melting), from fondre (to melt), from Latin fundere (to melt).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɒndənt/, /fɒnˈdɒnt/, /fɒ̃ˈdɒ̃/, /fɔ̃ˈdɒ̃/

NounEdit

fondant (countable and uncountable, plural fondants)

  1. (usually uncountable) A flavored, creamy sugar preparation, used for icing cakes or as a base for candies.
    • 2011, David Jones, Candy Making For Dummies, John Wiley & Sons (→ISBN)
      To produce most types of fondant, you cook sugar, corn syrup, and water and beat the cooled mixture into a creamy paste. You may find a fondant recipe that includes other ingredients, but the three primary ingredients are the ones listed here.
  2. (countable) A candy filled with such a preparation.
  3. (food) A sugar dough, usually prepared as large sheets (rolled fondant), used in place of icing to cover large areas of cakes, composed of sugar, water, gelatin, glycerine.
    • 2012, Kathryn Williams, Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff That Made Me Famous, Henry Holt and Company (BYR) (→ISBN), page 182:
      Stan made a heroic attempt at a tiered cinnamon cake with a rolled fondant icing that came out gray and tore when he draped it over the cake.
  4. (usually uncountable) Fondue.
    fondant chocolate
    fondant cheese
    • 2010, Paul Karr, Frommer's Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, →ISBN:
      Start with a Cortland apple salad, beets with goat cheese fondant, []
  5. (usually uncountable) The base or flux, in enamel, which is colored throughout by metallic oxide while in a state of fusion.

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Etymology 2Edit

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The blue bird on the yellow background (towards the bottom of the shield) is fondant; the yellow bird on the blue background is montant.

AdjectiveEdit

fondant (not comparable)

  1. (heraldry) Stooping, as for prey: said of an eagle, a falcon, etc.

Further readingEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French fondant.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fɔnˈdɑnt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: fon‧dant
  • Rhymes: -ɑnt

NounEdit

fondant m or n (plural fondants, diminutive fondantje n)

  1. (Netherlands) fondant (sugary substance)
  2. (Belgium) dark chocolate

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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

< French fondant

NounEdit

fondant

  1. Alternative term for fondantti.

Usage notesEdit

  • Finnish and English "fondant" do not mean same things.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of fondant (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative fondant fondantit
genitive fondantin fondantien
partitive fondantia fondanteja
illative fondantiin fondanteihin
singular plural
nominative fondant fondantit
accusative nom. fondant fondantit
gen. fondantin
genitive fondantin fondantien
partitive fondantia fondanteja
inessive fondantissa fondanteissa
elative fondantista fondanteista
illative fondantiin fondanteihin
adessive fondantilla fondanteilla
ablative fondantilta fondanteilta
allative fondantille fondanteille
essive fondantina fondanteina
translative fondantiksi fondanteiksi
instructive fondantein
abessive fondantitta fondanteitta
comitative fondanteineen
Possessive forms of fondant (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person fondantini fondantimme
2nd person fondantisi fondantinne
3rd person fondantinsa

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

fondant

  1. present participle of fonder
  2. present participle of fondre

AdjectiveEdit

fondant (feminine singular fondante, masculine plural fondants, feminine plural fondantes)

  1. melting
  2. melt in the mouth

NounEdit

fondant m (plural fondants)

  1. fondant (all senses)

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fonˈdant/, [fõn̪ˈd̪an̪t̪]

NounEdit

fondant m (plural fondants)

  1. fondant (confectionery)