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.
Other definitions for aspic (2 of 3)
Obsolete. asp1 (def. 1).
Other definitions for aspic (3 of 3)
a variety of lavender (Lavandula spica) cultivated for its oil, used in perfumes and toiletries.
- Also called lavender aspic, aspic lavender, lavender spike, spike lavender .
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How to use aspic in a sentence
I went into the desperation pie-baking project thinking it was going to be like when people try to make food from the ’60s and it’s all just weird aspics.
Byford rejects the idea “that mass travel to offices is a thing of the past, or that Central London is going to become some sort of tourist attraction preserved in aspic.”Can Public Transit Survive the Pandemic? London's New Transport Commissioner Wants You to Believe It Can | Ciara Nugent/London | April 2, 2021 | Time
Ornament the top with chopped aspic and alternate slices of lemon and cucumber round.
Roast a brace of grouse, and skin them, and mask them with brown sauce in which aspic has been mixed.
Turn out and decorate the base with chopped aspic, truffles, parsley, and tomatoes.
Garnish with chopped aspic round the larks, and sippets of aspic beyond this.
Take a pretty shaped jelly mould, pour in a little of the red aspic to about rather more than a quarter of the mould.
British Dictionary definitions for aspic (1 of 3)
a savoury jelly based on meat or fish stock, used as a relish or as a mould for meat, vegetables, etc
British Dictionary definitions for aspic (2 of 3)
an archaic word for asp 1
British Dictionary definitions for aspic (3 of 3)
either of two species of lavender, Lavandula spica or L. latifolia, that yield an oil used in perfumery: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
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