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 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 First course offerings include tuna carpaccio and foie gras, cauliflower soup, wedge salad and beef tataki. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "Takeout for two: 50-plus D-FW restaurants offering Valentine’s Day specials," 4 Feb. 2021 Neighboring steakhouse Rare also offers a special menu for $125, with shellfish and filet mignon topped with foie gras. Kara Baskin,, "Where to celebrate Valentine’s Day," 5 Feb. 2021 France -- the world’s biggest foie gras producer -- has found more than 120 outbreaks in the southwest, according to its agriculture ministry. Megan Durisin,, "Bird Flu Hits Foie Gras Farmers as Lethal Strains Sweep Europe," 8 Jan. 2021 Cook up comfort with a New York Times Cooking recipe for a savory tourtière, or one for maple-roasted rack of venison from the celebrated Canadian chef Martin PicardofAu Pied de Cochon (often credited with reimagining poutine with foie gras). Stephanie Rosenbloom, New York Times, "How to Pretend You’re in Quebec City Tonight," 22 Dec. 2020 Previous outbreaks in 2015 and 2017 prompted the killing of millions of birds, costing foie gras makers 350 million euros ($429 million). Megan Durisin,, "Bird Flu Hits Foie Gras Farmers as Lethal Strains Sweep Europe," 8 Jan. 2021 The restaurant represented the pinnacle of French fine dining in San Francisco, and its closure marks the end of an era for white tablecloths, poached lobster and foie gras. Liba. Tara Duggan,, "The most significant San Francisco Bay Area restaurant closures of 2020," 16 Dec. 2020

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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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28 Feb 2021

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“Foie gras.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of foie gras

: a food made from the liver of a goose

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