[fi-ley min-yon, min-yon; French fee-le mee-nyawn]
- 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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- a small tender boneless cut of beef from the inside of the loin
from French, literally: dainty fillet