pâtés de foie gras

pâté de foie gras

[pah-tey duh fwah grah, pa-tey; French pah-teyduh fwa grah]
noun, plural pâtés de foie gras [pah-teyz duh fwah grah, pa-teyz; French pah teyduh fwa grah] .
See under foie gras.

Origin:
1820–30; < French: goose-liver pâté

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foie gras

[fwah grah; French fwah grah]
noun
the liver of specially fattened geese or ducks, used as a table delicacy, especially in the form of a paste (pâté de foie gras)

Origin:
1810–20; < French: literally, fat liver

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foie gras (French fwa ɡrɑ)
 
n
See pâté de foie gras

pâté de foie gras (pɑte də fwa ɡrɑ)
 
n , pl pâtés de foie gras
a smooth rich paste made from the liver of a specially fattened goose, considered a great delicacy
 
[French: pâté of fat liver]

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foie gras
1818, short for pâté de foie gras.
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