[mey-ger; French me-gruh]


containing neither flesh nor its juices, as food permissible on days of religious abstinence.

Origin of maigre

From French, dating back to 1675–85; see origin at meager Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for maigre


adjective RC Church

not containing flesh, and so permissible as food on days of religious abstinencemaigre food
of or designating such a day

Word Origin for maigre

C17: from French: thin; see meagre
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