- 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.
Origin of mousse
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Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of mousse
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
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
This mousse can be flavored with a tablespoonful of kirsch, rum, or brandy instead of sherry.The Century Cook Book
Word Origin 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.