maigre

[ mey-ger; French me-gruh ]
/ ˈmeɪ gər; French ˈmɛ grə /
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. maidservant,
  2. maidstone,
  3. maidu,
  4. maiduguri,
  5. maieutic,
  6. maihem,
  7. maik,
  8. maiko,
  9. maikop,
  10. mail

Origin of maigre

From French, dating back to 1675–85; see origin at meager

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British Dictionary definitions for maigre

maigre

/ (ˈmeɪɡə) /

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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