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.

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

  • 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)


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