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mirepoix

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noun mire·poix \mir-ˈpwä\

Definition of mirepoix

plural

mirepoix

  1. :  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 and Etymology 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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