Definition of mirepoix in English:

mirepoix

Syllabification: mire·poix
Pronunciation: /mi(ə)rˈpwä
 
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noun

  • A mixture of sautéed chopped vegetables used in various sauces.
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    • Using the same frying pan, add the mirepoix of vegetable and colour.
    • I added the mirepoix and explained to the class how this mixture of diced onion, carrot, and celery is the foundation of all great sauces.
    • His mirepoix is listed among ‘essences’ and, indeed, is a meaty concoction (laced with two bottles of Madeira!) which, like all other essences, was used to enrich many a classic sauce.

Origin

French, named after the Duc de Mirepoix (1699–1757), French general.

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