Definitions

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

  • noun The fattened liver of a force-fed goose or sometimes duck, usually served sliced or as a pâté.

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  • noun The fattened liver of geese or ducks, used for gourmet cooking.

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  • noun a pate made from goose liver (marinated in Cognac) and truffles

Etymologies

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

[French : foie, liver (from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *ficatum, alteration of Latin fīcātum, liver of an animal fattened on figs, from fīcus, fig) + gras, fat, fatty (from Old French, from Latin crassus, thick, fat).]

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French loanword, meaning "fatty liver".

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