- 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
Can be confusedmouse 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.
Mousse de Foies de Volailleby Julia Child Tired of the same old chicken recipes?
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