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Chateaubriand (n.)

"grilled beef steak, garnished with herbs," 1877, named, for some reason, for French writer François René, Vicomte de Chateaubriand (1768-1848).

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Definitions of Chateaubriand from WordNet

Chateaubriand (n.)
French statesman and writer; considered a precursor of the romantic movement in France (1768-1848);
Synonyms: Francois Rene Chateaubriand / Vicomte de Chateaubriand
Chateaubriand (n.)
a very thick center cut of beef tenderloin;
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