Definition of "fondue" []

  • A hot dish made of melted cheese and wine and eaten with bread. (noun)
  • A similar dish, especially one consisting of a melted sauce in which pieces of food, such as bread, meat, or fruit, are dipped or cooked: chocolate fondue. (noun)
  • A soufflé usually made with cheese and bread crumbs. (noun)
  • A Swiss dish, consisting of cheese melted in white wine or cider, into which small pieces of bread are dipped and then eaten (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "fondue" in a sentence
  • "The word fondue comes from the French verb fondre, which means "to melt," and the practice actually originated in Switzerland as a way for both peasants and nobility alike to use up hardened cheese and/or stale bread."
  • "A fondue is a delicious way to while away a cold winter evening ... huddled around a pot of molten cheese, dipping in crusty bread and potato wedges."
  • "Since our home made fondue is only cheese, we're not used to cooking our meat in an oil fondue."