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

  • n. A double-thick, tender center cut of beef tenderloin, sometimes stuffed with seasonings before grilling.
  • Chateaubriand, Vicomte François René de 1768-1848. 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

  • n. a double-thick center cut of beef tenderloin, broiled and served with a sauce and potatoes.

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

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


After Vicomte François René de Chateaubriand.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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