One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A fillet of meat cut from a breast of duck.
- ‘I started with a duck salad that consisted of a fan of labial magret, a hunch of little gem and three boiled, bland mini carrots.’
- ‘For his family's Christmas dinner he likes to roast potatoes and cut-up apples with his magret.’
- ‘It was a perfectly competent but fairly ordinary magret with a parmentier of confit and a cassis sauce.’
- ‘So I cooked the simplest, tastiest thing I could think of: barbecued magret with barbecued chips.’
- ‘My order of magret of duck was beautifully cooked, the slices of pinkish breast meat fanned out over cep mushrooms.’
French, diminutive of Gascon dialect magre ‘lean’ (as the leanest meat is chosen), corresponding to standard French maigre..
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