[fi-ley, fil-ey; French fee-le] /fɪˈleɪ, ˈfɪl eɪ; French fiˈlɛ/
noun, plural filets
[fi-leyz, fil-az; French fee-le] /fɪˈleɪz, ˈfɪl æz; French fiˈlɛ/ (Show IPA), verb (used with object)
(defs 1, 10).
/ˈfɪlɪt; ˈfɪleɪ; French filɛ/
a variant spelling of fillet (sense 1), fillet (sense 2), fillet (sense 3)
1841 in cookery, reborrowing from French of the same word that had been taken 14c. and anglicized as fillet (q.v.). Filet mignon is attested as a French word in English from 1815.
The ‘Chateaubriand,’ the ‘entrecôte,’ and the ‘filet mignon’ (of mutton), with other forms, are all due to the more enlarged sympathies of the French butcher for what is perfect. We must entirely change the mode of cutting up the carcase before we can arrive at the same perfection in form of meat purchasable, and as that is hopeless, so is it useless to insist further on the subject on behalf of the public. [“The Kitchen and the Cellar,” “Quarterly Review,” April 1877]
[fi-ley min-yon, min-yon; French fee-le mee-nyawn] /fɪˈleɪ mɪnˈyɒn, ˈmɪn yɒn; French fi lɛ miˈnyɔ̃/ noun, plural filets mignons [fi-ley min-yonz, min-yonz; French fee-le mee-nyawn] /fɪˈleɪ mɪnˈyɒnz, ˈmɪn yɒnz; French fi lɛ miˈnyɔ̃/ (Show IPA) 1. a small, tender round of steak cut from the thick end of a beef tenderloin. /ˈfɪleɪ ˈmiːnjɒn/ noun 1. a […]
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