filé

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See also: file and fíle

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French filé (threaded), after the way sassafras is processed.

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Noun[edit]

filé (uncountable)

  1. A spicy herb made from the dried and ground leaves of the North American sassafras tree (Sassafras albidum) and used in Louisiana Creole cooking.

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

filé n

  1. fillet (strip of deboned meat or fish)

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From filer (to turn into (a) thread(s)), from Latin fīlāre, from fīlum (thread).

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Participle[edit]

filé (feminine filée, masculine plural filés, feminine plural filées)

  1. past participle of filer

Noun[edit]

filé m (plural filés)

  1. simple or twisted textile thread, as used for needlework
  2. fine, equivalent precious metal thread, used in luxury production
    Les filés d'or et d'argent ont maintes applications en orfèvrerie, couture etc.
    Gold and silver threads have plenty uses in jewelry, fashion etc.

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Louisiana Creole French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French filer (to get away).

Verb[edit]

filé

  1. to get away

References[edit]

  • Alcée Fortier, Louisiana Folktales

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French filet, ultimately from Latin fīlum (thread).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fiˈlɛ/, [fiˈlɛ]

Noun[edit]

filé m (plural filés)

  1. (Brazil) fillet (strip of deboned meat or fish)
    Synonym: (Portugal) filete

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

filé

  1. first-person singular preterite indicative of filar