filet mignon

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 filet mignon (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 The red mole — a potent lava flow infused with the heat of seven varieties of chile — provides the edge often missing from a portion of tender filet mignon. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 1 July 2022 What if the cells of a cow could be re-coded to produce a constant supply of pure filet mignon? Eben Bayer, Forbes, 24 June 2022 How less food waste can help At J. Alexander’s, a chain of about 20 steakhouses, the trimmings from the filet mignon used to get trashed, but now chefs are grinding up those extra pieces of beef to make cheeseburgers. Leslie Patton And Bloomberg, Fortune, 12 May 2022 Seasonal main courses will include filet mignon and fire-roasted branzino. al, 31 May 2022 For one of Hyde Park’s prix fixe entrée choices, diners can choose two of three dishes: Petite twin filet mignon, salmon filet or chicken Milanese. Marc Bona, cleveland, 1 Mar. 2022 At 22 months, the cows are sent to slaughter, then processed into specialty cuts, including rib-eye, New York filet mignon, ground beef and hot dogs. San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 June 2022 Dinner entrees include lamb, ham, prime rib, veal and shrimp saltimbocca, mahi mahi, pasta primavera, chicken picatta, scallops, filet mignon, salmon, lobster risotto, chicken and sausage rigatoni and a pork chop. Susan Dunne,, 28 Mar. 2022 Highly recommend the Chilean Sea Bass or filet mignon. cleveland, 3 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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8 Aug 2022

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“Filet mignon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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