filet mignon

fi·let mi·gnon

noun \ˌfi-(ˌ)lā-mēn-ˈyōⁿ, fi-ˌlā-\
plural filets mignons \ˌfi-(ˌ)lā-mēn-ˈyōⁿz, fi-ˌlā-\

Definition of FILET MIGNON

:  a thick slice of beef cut from the narrow end of a beef tenderloin


French, literally, dainty fillet
First Known Use: 1835


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