foie gras

noun
\ 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 Some companies like Just are working on growing familiar meats like turkey, pork, chicken and beef, while others are working on exotic options like foie gras, bluefin tuna and even mouse meat for pet food. Jenny Splitter / Photography Kelsey Mcclellan, Popular Mechanics, "Please Don't Call This Cultured Nugget "Lab Meat"," 20 Dec. 2019 After an amuse, starters include choice of foie gras torchon or roasted sunchoke soup and second course options are rock shrimp and carrot risotto or hand shaped scarpinocc ravioli. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "New Year's Eve Dining: Here are 39 restaurants open on 12/31 in metro Phoenix," 20 Dec. 2019 The decadent menu options include tuna tartare, oysters, foie gras, king crab risotto and seared ahi tuna, among others. Josie Sexton, The Know, "Denver restaurants worth splurging for this New Year’s Eve," 19 Dec. 2019 Farmers who produce foie gras say the birds are treated humanely and don’t suffer during the fattening process. BostonGlobe.com, "California banned the sale of foie gras in 2012.," 31 Oct. 2019 Swiftlet nests have been compared to caviar, petit fours, foie gras and even scones. 1843, "My quest to understand the appeal of bird’s nest soup," 22 Nov. 2019 Farmers who produce foie gras say the birds are treated humanely and don’t suffer during the fattening process. BostonGlobe.com, "California banned the sale of foie gras in 2012.," 31 Oct. 2019 And like any provincial home, Rotisserie Georgette serves the very best traditional cuisine: a golden roast chicken, pour deux, with all the fixin's: crisp garden vegetables, indulgent foie gras. Liz Cantrell, Town & Country, "Is This New York's Best Roast Chicken?," 14 Nov. 2019 The meal included foie gras, caviar and a whole roast fish to name a few dishes. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "10 things we learned at the 2019 azcentral Wine & Food Experience," 4 Nov. 2019

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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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5 Jan 2020

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“Foie gras.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foie%20gras. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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foie gras

noun
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English Language Learners Definition of foie gras

: a food made from the liver of a goose

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