- a savory jelly usually made with meat or fish stock and gelatin, chilled and used as a garnish and coating for meats, seafoods, eggs, etc.
- a similar jelly made with spiced tomato juice and gelatin, served as a salad.
Origin of aspic1
- Obsolete. asp1.
Origin of aspic2
- a variety of lavender cultivated for its oil, used in perfumes and toiletries.
Origin of aspic3
Examples from the Web for aspic
Decorate it with endive, and put a border of aspic jelly round it.
When firm, cut them out with a border of aspic to each, and serve on chopped aspic.
The rascal had flung a quotation at me—out of Larks in Aspic!Two Sides of the Face
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
A mould of aspic in which there are vegetables; something concealed.The Community Cook Book
Stir all into a tablespoonful of mayonnaise and one of aspic, semi-fluid of course.Choice Cookery
- a savoury jelly based on meat or fish stock, used as a relish or as a mould for meat, vegetables, etc
- an archaic word for asp 1
- either of two species of lavender, Lavandula spica or L. latifolia, that yield an oil used in perfumery: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
Word Origin and History for aspic
1789, "savory meat jelly," from French aspic "jelly" (18c.), literally "asp," from Old French aspe (see asp) + ending from basilisc "basilisk" (the two creatures sometimes were confused with one another). The foodstuff said to be so called from its coldness (froid comme un aspic is said by Littré to be a proverbial phrase), or the colors in the gelatin, or the shape of the mold.