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mire·poix

 (mîr-pwä′)
n.
A seasoning composed of finely diced sautéed vegetables and herbs and sometimes diced ham, bacon, or salt pork.

[After Charles Pierre Gaston François de Lévis, Duc de Mirepoix (1699-1757), French diplomat.]

mirepoix

(mɪəˈpwɑː)
n
(Cookery) 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]