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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A lean piece of fish or meat without bones.

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Used as a noun, listen here, it means: A lean piece of fish or meat without bones. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: A narrow strip of ornamental material (as a ribbon for a woman's hair or a border or edging of a painting).

Usage examples (33)
  • The salmon fillet looked fresh and delicious.
  • Eric - Typically if a fillet is marked “sashimi grade”, then it is safe to eat.
  • This part of the lateral lemniscus is known as the fillet of Reil.
  • About the only fish I don't fillet is trout. for more
Tutoring comment
  • A "fillet" is a lacy headband while a "filet" is a thin steak or strip of boneless meat or fish. A "filly" is a young female horse and "file" is a sassafras powder used in New Orleans-style cooking.
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