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1. A basin for holding baptismal water in a church.
2. A receptacle for holy water; a stoup.
3. The oil reservoir in an oil-burning lamp.
4. An abundant source; a fount: She was a font of wisdom and good sense.

[Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin fōns, font-, from Latin, fountain.]

font′al (fŏn′tl) adj.

font 2

n. Printing
A complete set of type of one size and face.

[French fonte, casting, from Old French (from Vulgar Latin *fundita, from Late Latin, feminine of *funditus, past participle of Latin fundere, to pour forth; see fondant) or from Old French fondre, to melt (from Latin fundere).]
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Emilio Mauri: Italian specialty cheeses, such as: Gorgonzola, Taleggio, Fontal Pian Rosa, Mascarpone.
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