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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 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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