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

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Savin brought along a bottle of Sauternes white wine and a block of foie gras for New Year's Eve, as well as a bottle of Saint-Émilion red wine for his birthday. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "This 72-Year-Old Frenchman Just Crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a Giant Orange Barrel," 7 May 2019 Ashley Benson, Eva Herzigova, Joséphine de la Baume, Lineisy Montero, and the star of Dior Addict’s new campaign, Cara Delevingne, turned out to toast the new collection and dine on foie gras and cheeseburgers. Ashley W. Simpson, Vogue, "Dior Thinks Pink at a Dinner Celebrating a New Line of Lip Colors," 26 Feb. 2019 Wiking says that cake is hyggeligt, hot chocolate, too, but carrot sticks and foie gras—not so much. Anne Roderique-jones, SELF, "I Practiced Hygge and It's Kind of the Best Thing Ever," 25 Dec. 2018 The foie gras of features adds up to a curb weight of 3,588 pounds for the Touring model, which holds it to a 0-60 mph acceleration of 9.6 seconds, straining every fiber. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 Subaru Forester: Do You Want Your Car to Spy on You?," 9 Nov. 2018 The French have low rates of heart disease despite all the butter, cream, foie gras, etc. in the Gallic diet. Joel Achenbach, The Seattle Times, "A huge clinical trial collapses, and research on alcohol remains befuddling," 6 Aug. 2018 Cocktails and pink moon oysters and caviar buns and foie gras tartlets and fluke tartare and strip-loin steak and fish ssäm and everything else on the menu at Momofuku? Kimberly Cutter, Marie Claire, "How Did Halsey Get Here?," 13 July 2018 Voila French Bistro Chef Jean-Christophe Gros crafts authentic dishes from his native France, and many involve foie grass, such as sliced duck foie gras on top of two eggs ($19). Georgann Yara, azcentral, "French restaurants in Phoenix to celebrate Bastille Day," 9 July 2018 While infused occasionally and subtly with rich Western ingredients like truffles and foie gras, simplicity and freshness remains of utmost importance, and adulterating dishes with too many flavors is frowned upon. Casey Quackenbush / Hong Kong, Time, "'We're Not Educated.' The Untold Story of Lung King Heen, the World's First Michelin Three-Star Chinese Restaurant," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of foie gras

1818, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for foie gras

French, literally, fat liver

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English Language Learners Definition of foie gras

: a food made from the liver of a goose

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