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Noun: fillet  fi'ley or fil-lut [N. Amer], fil-lit [Brit]
  1. A boneless steak cut from the tenderloin of beef
    - filet
     
  2. A longitudinal slice or boned side of a fish
    - filet, fish fillet, fish filet
     
  3. A bundle of sensory nerve fibers going to the thalamus
    - lemniscus
     
  4. A narrow headband or strip of ribbon worn as a headband
    - taenia, tenia [US]
     
  5. Fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members
    - stopping
Verb: fillet  fi'ley or fil-lut [N. Amer], fil-lit [Brit]
  1. Decorate with a lace of geometric designs
    - filet
     
  2. (cooking) cut into filets
    "fillet the fish";
    - filet

Derived forms: fillets, filleting, filleted

Type of: adorn, afferent, afferent nerve, beautify, beefsteak, carve, cut up, decorate, embellish, fastener, fastening, fixing, grace, hairband, headband, holdfast, ornament, piece, sensory nerve, slice

Part of: beef tenderloin

Encyclopedia: Fillet