foie gras

\ ˈfwä-ˈgrä How to pronounce foie gras (audio) \

Definition of foie gras

: the fatted liver of an animal and especially of a goose usually served as a pâté

Examples of foie gras in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The foie gras will be on plantain brioche and slathered with soursop compote. Alyson Sheppard, Robb Report, "Why This Ambitious New Washington, DC, Restaurant Is Embracing Imperfection," 18 Mar. 2021 Add-ons include foie gras terrine ($17) and wine pairings ($40). Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "Celebrate Valentine's Day with dinner, brunch and takeout at these Twin Cities restaurants," 29 Jan. 2021 In Cambridge, Harvest (44 Brattle St.) serves a three-course, prix-fixe brunch and dinner ($65), with fried chicken and foie gras waffles, prime rib, lamb tartare, and other delicacies, plus chocolate beignets and carrot cake., "Free sandwiches after COVID-19 vaccines, Easter specials, and more," 25 Mar. 2021 Natalia Ruiz started realizing the coronavirus was going to clobber her catering business when she was forced to discard a whole refrigerator of Jabugo ham, smoked salmon and foie gras. Washington Post, "Has covid killed trade shows? Barcelona bets on a comeback," 4 Mar. 2021 And for dessert, a savory-sweet tart with foie gras and apple jam, covered in darling slices of kumquat. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities this week," 5 Mar. 2021 Choose from three packages starting at $90, with tuna tataki, braised short ribs, foie gras, salmon, scallops, and desserts. Kara Baskin,, "Where to celebrate Valentine’s Day," 5 Feb. 2021 Tournedos Rossini — blushing beef tenderloin paired with foie gras — rests on sauteed spinach alongside buttery potato puree. Washington Post, "Fresh reasons to return to 1789, one of D.C.’s oldest restaurants," 19 Feb. 2021 Her birthday feast included a starter of foie gras, followed by capon with fragrant mushrooms. John Leicester, Anchorage Daily News, "COVID-defying nun toasts 117th birthday with wine, prayer and baked Alaska," 11 Feb. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'foie gras.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of foie gras

1818, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for foie gras

French, literally, fat liver

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about foie gras

Time Traveler for foie gras

Time Traveler

The first known use of foie gras was in 1818

See more words from the same year

Statistics for foie gras

Last Updated

17 Apr 2021

Cite this Entry

“Foie gras.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for foie gras

foie gras


English Language Learners Definition of foie gras

: a food made from the liver of a goose

More from Merriam-Webster on foie gras Encyclopedia article about foie gras

Comments on foie gras

What made you want to look up foie gras? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!