[shah-toh-bree-ahn; English sha-toh-bree-ahn]
- Fran·çois Re·né [frahn-swa ruh-ney] /frɑ̃ˈswa rəˈneɪ/, Vicomte de,1768–1848, French author and statesman.
- (lowercase) a thick slice of tenderloin, broiled and served with potatoes and a sauce, often a béarnaise sauce.
Origin of Châteaubriand
1875–80, def. 2
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Chateaubriand, in fact, was a political writer as well as a poet.
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- François René (frɑ̃swa rəne), Vicomte de Chateaubriand. 1768–1848, French writer and statesman: a precursor of the romantic movement in France; his works include Le Génie du Christianisme (1802) and Mémoires d'outre-tombe (1849–50)
- a thick steak cut from the fillet of beef
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Word Origin and History for chateaubriand
"grilled beef steak, garnished with herbs," 1877, named, for some reason, for French writer François René, Vicomte de Chateaubriand (1768-1848).
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