Origin of foie gras
Examples from the Web for foie gras
He toys with a trinket, having finished his foie-gras and champagne.The Life Of George Cruikshank, Vol. II. (of II)|Blanchard Jerrold
"It is too marvellous," said Aunt William, as she ate her foie-gras.The Twelfth Hour|Ada Leverson
Chocolate cream to fill the gap between woodcock and foie-gras, for instance!A Childhood in Brittany Eighty Years Ago|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
He refused champagne, foie-gras sandwiches, and vanilla ices offered to him by the enthusiastic and indiscreet.The New Gulliver and Other Stories|Barry Pain
Little savouries, foie-gras, or cheese fondus in paper cases are thus handed.
1818, short for pâté de foie gras (see pate (n.2)). Pâté de foie gras (1827 in English) is literally "pie of fat liver;" originally served in a pastry (as still in Alsace), the phrase now chiefly in English with reference to the filling.