- a sweetened dessert with whipped cream as a base, often stabilized with gelatin and chilled in a mold: chocolate mousse.
- an aspic, unsweetened and containing meat, vegetables, or fish: salmon mousse.
- a foamy preparation used on the hair to help hold it in place, applied usually to damp hair before grooming or styling and worked in until absorbed.
Origin of mousse
Examples from the Web for mousse
In the bathroom she wet my hair and then puffed it out with some mousse.Inside Gaddafi’s Harem: The Story of a Girl’s Abduction
August 29, 2013
Lay the smoked salmon slices out, on the work surface, fill with a spoonful of the mousse and roll up to make roulades.We Are Off to the Races!!
June 7, 2011
Mousse de Foies de Volailleby Julia Child Tired of the same old chicken recipes?What to Eat
August 5, 2009
A few berries had also been sliced and mixed with the mousse as she put it in the glasses.
This was alternated with some sort of mousse made in the fireless stove.
If the chaudfroid says nothing to you, will you not try the mousse?The Monster
Line the mold with an ice and fill the center with a mousse or a parfait.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4
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This mousse can be flavored with a tablespoonful of kirsch, rum, or brandy instead of sherry.The Century Cook Book
- a light creamy dessert made with eggs, cream, fruit, etc, set with gelatine
- a similar dish made from fish or meat
- the layer of small bubbles on the top of a glass of champagne or other sparkling wine
- short for styling mousse
Word Origin and History for mousse
1892, in cookery sense, from French mousse, from Old French mousse "froth, scum," from Late Latin mulsa "mead," from Latin mulsum "honey wine, mead," from neuter of mulsus "mixed with honey," related to mel "honey" (see Melissa). Meaning "preparation for hair" is from 1977. As a verb in this sense from 1984.