filet mignon

[fi-ley min-yon, min-yon; French fee-le mee-nyawn]
noun, plural filets mignons [fi-ley min-yonz, min-yonz; French fee-le mee-nyawn] .
a small, tender round of steak cut from the thick end of a beef tenderloin.

Origin:
1905–10; < French: dainty fillet

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filet mignon (ˈfɪleɪ ˈmiːnjɒn)
 
n
a small tender boneless cut of beef from the inside of the loin
 
[from French, literally: dainty fillet]

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For fancier tastes, there's spice-crusted filet mignon and maple-glazed duck.
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In the company of such cuts, the filet mignon seems almost lean, except that
  it's the size of a cantaloupe.
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