pâté de foie gras

[ pah-tey duh fwah grah, pa-tey; French pah-teyduh fwa grah ]
/ pɑˈteɪ də ˌfwɑ ˈgrɑ, pæˈteɪ; French pɑ teɪdə fwa ˈgrɑ /

noun, plural pâ·tés de foie gras [pah-teyz duh fwah grah, pa-teyz; French pah teyduh fwa grah] /pɑˈteɪz də ˌfwɑ ˈgrɑ, pæˈteɪz; French pɑ teɪdə fwa ˈgrɑ/.

See under foie gras.

Origin of pâté de foie gras

1820–30; < French: goose-liver pâté

Definition for pate de foie gras (2 of 2)

foie gras

[ fwah grah; French fwah grah ]
/ fwɑ ˈgrɑ; French fwɑ ˈgrɑ /

noun

the liver of specially fattened geese or ducks, used as a table delicacy, especially in the form of a paste (pâté de foie gras).

Origin of foie gras

1810–20; < French: literally, fat liver
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Examples from the Web for pate de foie gras

  • I once went stalking with him, and we had pate-de-foie-gras for luncheon away up on the side of a rugged mountain.

    The Half-Hearted|John Buchan

British Dictionary definitions for pate de foie gras (1 of 2)

foie gras

/ (French fwa ɡrɑ) /

noun

British Dictionary definitions for pate de foie gras (2 of 2)

pâté de foie gras

/ (pɑte də fwa ɡrɑ) /

noun plural pâtés de foie gras (pɑte də fwa ɡrɑ)

a smooth rich paste made from the liver of a specially fattened goose, considered a great delicacy

Word Origin for pâté de foie gras

French: pâté of fat liver
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