mousse

[ moos ]
/ mus /

noun

Cookery.
  1. a sweetened dessert with whipped cream as a base, often stabilized with gelatin and chilled in a mold: chocolate mousse.
  2. 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

1890–95; < French: moss, froth < Germanic; see moss

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH mousse

mouse mousse
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British Dictionary definitions for mousse

mousse
/ (muːs) /

noun

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 for mousse

C19: from French: froth
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