mirepoix


mire·poix

noun \mir-ˈpwä\
plural mirepoix

Definition of MIREPOIX

:  a sautéed mixture of diced vegetables (as carrots, celery, and onions), herbs, and sometimes ham or bacon used especially as a basis for soups, stews, and sauces

Origin of MIREPOIX

French, probably from Charles de Lévis, duc de Mirepoix †1757 French general, or one of his successors
First Known Use: 1877

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