mirepoix

noun mire·poix \ mir-ˈpwä \

Definition of mirepoix

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

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Origin and Etymology of mirepoix

French, probably from Charles de Lévis, duc de Mirepoix †1757 French general, or one of his successors


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