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filet mignon

[fi-ley min-yon, min-yon; French fee-le mee-nyawn]
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noun, plural fi·lets mi·gnons [fi-ley min-yonz, min-yonz; French fee-le mee-nyawn] /fɪˈleɪ mɪnˈyɒnz, ˈmɪn yɒnz; French fi lɛ miˈnyɔ̃/.
  1. a small, tender round of steak cut from the thick end of a beef tenderloin.

Origin of filet mignon

1905–10; < French: dainty fillet
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British Dictionary definitions for filet mignon

filet mignon

noun
  1. a small tender boneless cut of beef from the inside of the loin

Word Origin

from French, literally: dainty fillet
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