a flavoring made from diced vegetables, seasonings, herbs, and sometimes meat, often placed in a pan to cook with meat or fish.
finely chopped vegetables, as onions and carrots, sometimes with meat, often used as a bed for meat that is to be braised.
Also, mirepois.

1875–80; < French; said to have been named after C. P. G. F. de Lévis, duke of Mirepoix, 18th-century French diplomat

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mirepoix (mɪəˈpwɑː)
a mixture of sautéed root vegetables used as a base for braising meat or for various sauces
[French, probably named in honour of C. P. G. F. de Lévis, Duke of Mirepoix, 18th-century French general]

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Example sentences
But if you're turning twenty pounds of vegetables into mirepoix, you're a professional chef who doesn't need my advice.
On an easel to the left of his desk was a large pad of paper with the stock ratios on it--water to bones to mirepoix to tomato.
Apply and prepare a liquid from cooking meat, poultry, fish and vegetables using a mirepoix.
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