Mousses

mousse

[moos]
noun
1.
Cookery.
a.
a sweetened dessert with whipped cream as a base, often stabilized with gelatin and chilled in a mold: chocolate mousse.
b.
an aspic, unsweetened and containing meat, vegetables, or fish: salmon mousse.
2.
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:
1890–95; < French: moss, froth < Germanic; see moss

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mousse (muːs)
 
n
1.  a light creamy dessert made with eggs, cream, fruit, etc, set with gelatine
2.  a similar dish made from fish or meat
3.  the layer of small bubbles on the top of a glass of champagne or other sparkling wine
4.  short for styling mousse
 
[C19: from French: froth]

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mousse
1892, from Fr. mousse, from O.Fr. mousse "froth, scum," from L.L. mulsa "mead," from L. mulsum "honey wine, mead," from neut. of mulsus "mixed with honey," related to mel "honey." Meaning "preparation for hair" is from 1970s.
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