- 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.
- mousseline de laine,
- mousseline de soie,
- mousseline sauce,
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|Annick Cojean|August 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Lay the smoked salmon slices out, on the work surface, fill with a spoonful of the mousse and roll up to make roulades.
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A few berries had also been sliced and mixed with the mousse as she put it in the glasses.Living on a Little|Caroline French Benton
A person who could not eat Madame Bernard's 'mousse de volaille' could only be cured by a miracle.The White Sister|F. Marion Crawford
This mousse can be flavored with a tablespoonful of kirsch, rum, or brandy instead of sherry.The Century Cook Book|Mary Ronald
“Strawberry, mousse, and chocolate are too cloying,” Milly remarked meditatively.Witch Winnie's Mystery, or The Old Oak Cabinet|Elizabeth W. Champney
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
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.