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bon·bon

 (bŏn′bŏn′)
n.
A candy that often has a center of fondant, fruit, or nuts and is coated with chocolate or fondant.

[French, reduplication of bon, good, from Latin bonus; see deu- in Indo-European roots.]

bonbon

(ˈbɒnbɒn)
n
a sweet
[C19: from French, originally a children's word from bon good]

bon•bon

(ˈbɒnˌbɒn)

n.
1. a small fondant- or chocolate-coated candy with a fondant, fruit, or nut center.
2. any candy.
[1790–1800; < French: literally, good-good; orig. nursery word]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bonbon - a candy that usually has a center of fondant or fruit or nuts coated in chocolatebonbon - a candy that usually has a center of fondant or fruit or nuts coated in chocolate
candy, confect - a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
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There was ice cream, actually two dishes of it, pink and white, and cake and fruit and distracting french bonbons and, in the middle of the table, four great bouquets of hot house flowers.
He kissed them and promised to bring them back bonbons and peanuts.
I liked bonbons too in those days, Miss Eyre, and I was croquant--(overlook the barbarism)--croquant chocolate comfits, and smoking alternately, watching meantime the equipages that rolled along the fashionable streets towards the neighbouring opera-house, when in an elegant close carriage drawn by a beautiful pair of English horses, and distinctly seen in the brilliant city-night, I recognised the'voiture' I had given Celine.
A born confidant to all the little intrigues of the work-rooms, the chevalier never passed the door, which usually stood open, without giving something to his little ducks,--chocolate, bonbons, ribbons, laces, gilt crosses, and such like trifles adored by grisettes; consequently, the kind old gentleman was adored in return.
Instead of the choicest bonbons wrapped in bank-bills, he gallantly presented paper-bags full of toffee.
Madame de Villefort wiped his forehead, pressed her lips upon it, and sent him back with the ball in one hand and some bonbons in the other.
May, they told him, was in the dining-room inspecting the mound of Jacqueminot roses and maidenhair in the centre of the long table, and the placing of the Maillard bonbons in openwork silver baskets between the candelabra.
For a time she enjoyed it, for it was all new to her, and the various pretty devices were very charming; but, by and by, that bitter weed, envy, cropped up again, and she could not feel happy to be left out in the cold, while the other girls were getting gay tissue-paper suits, droll bonbons, flowers, ribbons, and all manner of tasteful trifles in which girlish souls delight.
He brought little gifts to the young lady, artificial flowers, bonbons on New- Year's day and pretty boxes for her birthday.
If you ask it for pain-killer it will not give you a bonbon.
So last weekend I got Kiki-Bee and her friend Tilly to make it to give them a break from Barbies and bonbons.
A police officer answered the door to Yummy Yummy, which sells Victorian-style sweets such as lemon bonbons, kola cubes, aniseed balls and apple laces, but referred queries to Scotland Yard.