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[mir-pwah] /mɪrˈpwɑ/

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.
a mixture of sautéed root vegetables used as a base for braising meat or for various sauces


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