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fi·let mi·gnon

 (fĭ-lā′ mēn-yôN′, fĭl′ā)
n. pl. fi·lets mi·gnons (fĭ-lā′ mēn-yôN′, fĭl′ā)
A small, round, very choice cut of beef from the loin.

[French : filet, fillet + mignon, dainty.]
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filet mignon

(ˈfɪleɪ ˈmiːnjɒn)
(Cookery) a small tender boneless cut of beef from the inside of the loin
[from French, literally: dainty fillet]
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fi•let mi•gnon

(fɪˈleɪ mɪnˈyɒn, -ˈyɔ̃, ˈmɪn yɒn)

a small tender round of steak cut from the thick end of a beef tenderloin.
[1905–10; < French: dainty fillet]
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Noun1.filet mignon - small steak cut from the thick end of a beef tenderloin
filet, fillet - a boneless steak cut from the tenderloin of beef
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