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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A mixture of seasonings and finely chopped vegetables, such as onions, garlic, and celery, that is sautéed in olive oil and used as a base for many Italian dishes.

Etymologies

Italian, past participle of soffriggere, to brown, from Vulgar Latin *suffrīgere, to fry lightly; see sofrito.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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