filet mignon


fi·​let mi·​gnon ˌfi-(ˌ)lā-mēn-ˈyōⁿ How to pronounce filet mignon (audio)
plural filets mignons ˌfi-(ˌ)lā-mēn-ˈyōⁿz How to pronounce filet mignon (audio)
: a thick slice of beef cut from the narrow end of a beef tenderloin

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to turkey, entrees are ham, redfish, prime rib, pork loin, rigatoni, salmon, shrimp, eggplant and, for $7.95 more, sirloin or filet mignon. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 6 Nov. 2022 There will be a three-course menu offered, with a choice of turkey breast or filet mignon as the main course. Katie Bowlby, Country Living, 31 Oct. 2022 Brenner's specialty cuts of meat include a 6-ounce Snake River filet mignon, accompanied by many signatures like housemade Cognac-peppercorn sauce, truffle butter or a decadent lobster tail. Gabi De La Rosa, Chron, 9 Nov. 2022 The company has raised $4.6 million and its filet mignon was launched online in Europe and the United States earlier this year. Tom Page, CNN, 12 Oct. 2022 This flat-top propane grill from Blackstone is a multitasker, capable of cooking everything from pancakes and eggs to filet mignon. Kylee Mcguigan, Popular Mechanics, 1 Sep. 2022 For the little soiree, by the way, each attendee was assigned a personal concierge in case there was some sort of crisis, such as maybe a temporary caviar blini shortage, an empty champagne glass or an overdone filet mignon with heirloom truffle. Steve Lopezcolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 3 Aug. 2022 Entree highlights include filet mignon, aged ribeye, lobster fondue, salmon, honey garlic chicken and burgers. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 12 Sep. 2022 Nothing particularly enlightening about the filet mignon (six ounces for a whopping $69), with mushrooms, broccoli, spinach and a rich bone marrow bordelaise. John Mariani, Forbes, 6 July 2022 See More

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Word History


French, literally, dainty fillet

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of filet mignon was in 1835

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“Filet mignon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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filet mignon

fi·​let mi·​gnon ˌfil-(ˌ)ā-mēn-ˈyän How to pronounce filet mignon (audio)
plural filets mignons -mēn-ˈyänz How to pronounce filet mignon (audio)
: a thick slice of beef cut from the narrow end of a tenderloin
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