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filet mignon

noun fi·let mi·gnon \ˌfi-(ˌ)lā-mēn-ˈyōⁿ, fi-ˌlā-\

Definition of filet mignon


filets mignons

play \ˌfi-(ˌ)lā-mēn-ˈyōⁿz, fi-ˌlā-\
  1. :  a thick slice of beef cut from the narrow end of a beef tenderloin

Origin and Etymology of filet mignon

French, literally, dainty fillet

First Known Use: 1835

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