filet mignon

[fi-ley min-yon, min-yon; French fee-le mee-nyawn]

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/.

a small, tender round of steak cut from the thick end of a beef tenderloin.

Nearby words

  1. filename,
  2. filene,
  3. filene, edward albert,
  4. filet,
  5. filet lace,
  6. filial,
  7. filial generation,
  8. filial piety,
  9. filially,
  10. filiate

Origin of filet mignon

1905–10; < French: dainty fillet Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for filet mignon

filet mignon


a small tender boneless cut of beef from the inside of the loin

Word Origin for filet mignon

from French, literally: dainty fillet

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