a sweetened and flavored dessert with a base of whipped cream, beaten egg whites, or both: chocolate mousse.
an aspic, unsweetened and containing meat, vegetables, or fish, usually chilled in a mold: 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.
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How to use mousse in a sentence
Dessert is a rich mousse made from donated chocolate and almost-past-its-prime cream.Massimo Bottura Wants You to Stop Wasting Your Food | Aryn Baker | January 7, 2022 | Time
For two quarters each, we eat like queens—chocolate mousse on a sugar cone for her, hot fudge swirled through banana ice cream for me.How Ice Cream Became My Own Personal Act of Resistance | Taylor Harris | November 10, 2021 | Time
It all comes together to make a beautiful disc of mousse on soft milk bread, without collapsing into any sort of nonsense about authenticity or purity.The Four Cookbooks That Got Me Out of My Pandemic Cooking Rut | Max Watman | June 25, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Her mother makes a dozen or so cakes, most in fruit flavors, and I could make a case for every slice on display — raspberry, apricot, caramel mousse — that I’ve tried.This new Azerbaijani bakery offers stories as good as its pastries | Tom Sietsema | February 26, 2021 | Washington Post
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 | THE 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.
This list will also likely include petit fours, mini éclairs, trifle, and chocolate and lemon mousse.
Banana ice cream, frozen chocolate mousse, a web of spun sugar, almond cake, chocolate crunches.
A summer meal might include gougéres, gazpacho, tuna persille, chicken, two cheese courses, and chocolate mousse.
Malgr les efforts du bateau de sauvetage et des lignes envoyes au moyen du fusil porte-amarre, quatre hommes et le mousse ont pri.Contes Franais | Douglas Labaree Buffum
As the pads retain cold as well as they do heat, the ice does not melt, and the mousse gradually freezes itself.
Last of all came the vanilla mousse, each glass topped by a big strawberry.
When cream was used, it was made into mousse, and of course frozen in the tireless stove.
In addition to being attractive, caramel mousse is so delicious that it appeals to practically every one.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
British Dictionary definitions for mousse
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
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