from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small, round, very choice cut of beef from the loin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A steak cut of beef taken from the tenderloin, or psoas major, of the steer or heifer.
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- n. small steak cut from the thick end of a beef tenderloin
French : filet, fillet + mignon, dainty.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French filet mignon (Wiktionary)