maigre

1 of 2

adjective

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

2 of 2

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
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

Word History

Etymology

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 17 Jun. 2024.

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