maigre

adjective
mai·​gre | \ ˈmāgrə, F māgr(ᵊ) or meeg- or -g(rə) \

Definition of maigre

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : being a day on which the eating of flesh is forbidden by the Roman Catholic Church
2 : constituting a food that contains no flesh nor juices of flesh and so may be eaten on maigre days

maigre

noun
mai·​gre | \ " \
variants: or maiger \ -​gə(r) \ or less commonly meagre \ ˈmēgə(r) \
plural maigres\ -​grəz , F -​gr(ᵊ) or -​g(rə) \ or maigers\ -​gə(r)z \

Definition of maigre (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a large European marine food fish (Sciaena aquila)
2 : a member of the percoid family Sciaenidae : croaker sense 2, drum sense 5

called also bar

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History and Etymology for maigre

Adjective

French, maigre, meager, from Middle French

Noun

French maigre, from Middle French, perhaps from maigre, adjective

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“Maigre.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maigre. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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