Meaning of FILÉ in English

/fi lay", fee"lay/ , n. New Orleans Cookery.

a powder made from the ground leaves of the sassafras tree, used as a thickener and to impart a pungent taste to soups, gumbos, and other dishes. Also called filé powder .

[ 1800-10, Amer.; filer; see FILE 1 ]

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