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

  • n. A seasoning composed of finely diced sautéed vegetables and herbs and sometimes diced ham, bacon, or salt pork.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A combination of diced onions, carrots, celery and herbs sautéed in oil or butter as used in French cooking.


After Charles Pierre Gaston François de Lévis, Duc de Mirepoix (1699-1757), French diplomat.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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