filet mignon

noun
fi·​let mi·​gnon | \ ˌfi-(ˌ)lā-mēn-ˈyōⁿ How to pronounce filet mignon (audio) , fi-ˌlā- \
plural filets mignons\ ˌfi-​(ˌ)lā-​mēn-​ˈyōⁿz How to pronounce filets mignons (audio) , fi-​ˌlā-​ \

Definition of filet mignon

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

Examples of filet mignon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Passengers dined on filet mignon, attended shows in the 700-seat theater, and crowded the bars and dance floors into the night. Motoko Rich, BostonGlobe.com, "‘We’re in a Petri dish’: How a coronavirus ravaged a cruise ship," 22 Feb. 2020 Lean into your inner hopeless romantic with these 16 ideas for romantic meals, from Sichuan peppercorn filet mignon to breakfast in bed-worthy Stuffed French Toast. Sunset Magazine, "The Snacks, Cocktails, and Oscars-Inspired Recipes We’re Making This February," 7 Feb. 2020 Or try the signature center cut Black Angus filet mignon and lobster tail for $98. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: 2019 Oktoberfest celebrations kick off Friday in El Cajon, Encinitas and Liberty Station," 26 Sep. 2019 Meal for two, sans drinks: $60-$140 What to order: Pork chop, diver scallop crudo ($16), short rib, filet mignon, escarole ($11) Meat-free options: Most of the sides are vegetarian; no entrees. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "Perry Lang’s in Yountville is a clubby meat palace with a throwback vibe," 20 Feb. 2020 Vinoklet Winery is hosting an evening of romance with a Valentine’s Dinner for two with an entree choice of chicken, filet mignon, salmon, shrimp or New York strip steak, with sides like au gratin potatoes and fresh garden salad. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Restaurant specials to make your Valentine's Day date special," 6 Feb. 2020 Be sure to order the Sizzling Roasted Garlic and Bourbon Shrimp appetizers, and indulge in a filet mignon with truffle butter for your entree. al, "Swim with sharks, dolphins at this Florida resort," 30 Jan. 2020 Perfect Pair After a cocktail hour in a nearby reception room at the Center Club, guests dined on crab cake and filet mignon. New York Times, "I Do. Take 2.," 28 Dec. 2019 In the food world, pairing meals with wine is almost second nature — a crisp Chardonnay with wild salmon, a deep red Cabernet with a filet mignon. Jeremy Meyer, The Know, "A beginners’ guide to pairing beer and food," 2 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of filet mignon

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for filet mignon

French, literally, dainty fillet

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10 Mar 2020

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“Filet mignon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/filet%20mignon. Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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