1. Also called Chantilly, Chantilly sauce. hollandaise sauce mixed with whipped cream.
  2. any prepared dish made light and fluffy or airy, as by the mixing in of whipped cream or beaten egg whites.
  1. prepared or served with whipped cream.

Origin of mousseline

< French: literally, muslin


noun French.
  1. muslin. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for mousseline

Historical Examples of mousseline

  • It is trimmed with mousseline de soie, and the flounce would hide the line.

    The Dull Miss Archinard

    Anne Douglas Sedgwick

  • Walking dresses are much in vogue of barèges and mousseline, the body skirted, open in front, and lower down than in winter.

  • Boiled fish always has mousseline, Hollandaise, mushroom or egg sauce, and round scooped boiled potatoes sprinkled with parsley.


    Emily Post

British Dictionary definitions for mousseline


  1. a fine fabric made of rayon or silk
  2. a type of fine glass
  3. short for mousseline sauce

Word Origin for mousseline

C17: French: muslin
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