Pronunciation: (fon-dOO', -dyOO', fon'dOO, -dyOO; Fr. fôn-dy'), [key]
—n., pl. -duesPronunciation: (-dOOz', -dyOOz', -dOOz, -dyOOz; Fr. -dy'), [key]
1. a saucelike dish of Swiss origin made with melted cheese and seasonings together with dry white wine, usually flavored with kirsch: served as a hot dip for pieces of bread.
2. a dish of hot liquid in which small pieces of food are cooked or dipped: beef fondue; chocolate fondue.
3. a baked soufflélike dish usually containing cheese and cracker crumbs or bread crumbs.
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