mousse de Foies de Volailleby Julia Child Tired of the same old chicken recipes?
In the bathroom she wet my hair and then puffed it out with some mousse.
Lay the smoked salmon slices out, on the work surface, fill with a spoonful of the mousse and roll up to make roulades.
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.