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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A double-thick, tender center cut of beef tenderloin, sometimes stuffed with seasonings before grilling.
  • François René de,French political leader, diplomat, and writer considered a forerunner of romanticism. His works include Atala (1801), The Genius of Christianity (1802), and Memoirs from beyond the Tomb, published posthumously.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a double-thick center cut of beef tenderloin, broiled and served with a sauce and potatoes.
  • noun a castle in Spain, that is, a castle in the air, Spain being the region of romance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun French statesman and writer; considered a precursor of the romantic movement in France (1768-1848)
  • noun a very thick center cut of beef tenderloin

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Vicomte François René de Chateaubriand.]

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