Definition of maigre in English:

maigre

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Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪgə/

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adjective

  • 1(In the Roman Catholic Church) denoting a day on which abstinence from meat is ordered.
  • 1.1(Of food) suitable for eating on maigre days: for fast days a soupe maigre was made

Origin

late 17th century: from French, literally 'lean'.

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