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fi·let 1

 (fĭ-lā′, fĭl′ā′)
1. A net or lace with a simple pattern of squares.
2. Needlework done on a background of this net.

[French, from Old French, diminutive of fil, thread, from Latin fīlum; see file1.]

fi·let 2

 (fĭ-lā′, fĭl′ā′)
Variant of fillet..
Variant of fillet..
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(ˈfɪlɪt; ˈfɪleɪ; French filɛ)
(Cookery) a variant spelling of fillet1, fillet2, fillet3
[C20: from French: net, from Old Provençal filat, from fil thread, from Latin fīlum]
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(fɪˈleɪ, ˈfɪl eɪ)
net or lace of square mesh.
[1905–10; < French: net, mesh, probably alter of filé, n. use of past participle of filer; see file1, -et]
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Noun1.filet - a boneless steak cut from the tenderloin of beeffilet - a boneless steak cut from the tenderloin of beef
beefsteak - a beef steak usually cooked by broiling
beef tenderloin - beef loin muscle
Chateaubriand - a very thick center cut of beef tenderloin
tournedos - thick steak cut from the beef tenderloin
filet mignon - small steak cut from the thick end of a beef tenderloin
2.filet - a longitudinal slice or boned side of a fishfilet - a longitudinal slice or boned side of a fish
slice, piece - a serving that has been cut from a larger portion; "a piece of pie"; "a slice of bread"
3.filet - lace having a square mesh
lace - a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns
Verb1.filet - decorate with a lace of geometric designs
adorn, decorate, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
2.filet - cut into filets; "filet the fish"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
cut up, carve - cut to pieces; "Father carved the ham"
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References in classic literature ?
Jackson had helped himself to a slice of the tepid filet which the mournful butler had handed him with a look as sceptical as his own, and had rejected the mushroom sauce after a scarcely perceptible sniff.
Flip over the plank and arrange the salmon on the charred side, making sure there is 1 inch between each filet.
The painting "Raccommodeuses de filet dans les dunes" (Women Mending Nets in the Dunes)by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh was presented at Artcurial auction house in Paris in March.
You have the choice between the Petite Filet with Foie Gras and Black winter truffle; the BBQ Spiced salmon with roasted fennel; the stuffed chicken with dried fruit and fingerling; and the Chef's turkey with all the trimmings.
Une douzaine de plongeurs de l'association ecologique Barbarous ont procede, hier, a une operation de renflouage d'un filet [beaucoup moins que] fantome [beaucoup plus grand que] du fond marin de la reserve protegee des iles Habibas (Oran), a-t-on constate sur place.
A risotto-informed dish for those who can't decide between beef and shellfish is the filet and lobster tail at RED CLASICO.
Chicago, IL, October 21, 2014 --( Ever hear of a soldier eating filet mignon and sipping fine French wine during his tour of duty in the Vietnam War?
For example, the "Succulent Italian Seafood Filet" was ordered more often and rated more favorably in terms of taste than the "seafood filet," even though the dishes were identical.
In addition to the usual Hong Kong menu, they offer items like Lobster Thermidor and Filet Mignon.
Some of the highlights of the festival include food, arts, crafts, and service vendors; filet demonstrations by local experts of salmon, halibut, and rockfish, including a filet contest; kids' activities such as boat building, safety activities, and a sea creature touch-tank; traditional Tlingit canoes from Douglas Island will be present, as well as a traditional welcome ceremony; marinade and smoked salmon dip contests; vessel tours; other contests; and a Coast Guard helicopter fly-over "and maybe a water rescue!" Holst says.
butter, and then sprinkle each filet liberally with blackened seasoning.