[ shah-toh-bree-ahn; English sha-toh-bree-ahn ]
/ ʃɑ toʊ briˈɑ̃; English ʃæˌtoʊ briˈɑ̃ /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for chateaubriand

/ (French ʃɑtobrijɑ̃) /


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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