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 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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