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filet mignon

[ fi-ley min-yon, min-yon; French fee-le mee-nyawn ]
/ fɪˈleɪ mɪnˈyɒn, ˈmɪn yɒn; French fi lɛ miˈnyɔ̃ /
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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/.
a small, tender round of steak cut from the thick end of a beef tenderloin.
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Origin of filet mignon

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

filet mignon
/ (ˈfɪleɪ ˈmiːnjɒn) /

noun
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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