Meaning of FILE in English


Variant: also fi · le

Pronunciation: f ə - ' l ā , ( ˌ )f ē - ' l ā , ' f ē -( ˌ )l ā

Function: noun

Etymology: Louisiana French, from French, past participle of filer to twist, spin

Date: 1806

: powdered young leaves of sassafras used to thicken soups or stews

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