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Topic: FOOD DISH

Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: 'moss, froth'

mousse

noun
     
mousse [uncountable and countable]
1
a) DFF a sweet food made from a mixture of cream, eggs, and fruit or chocolate which is eaten when it is cold:
chocolate mousse
raspberry mousse
b) a food that is mixed and cooked with cream or eggs so that it is very light:
salmon mousse
2DCB a substance full of small bubbles that you put in your hair to make it look thicker or to hold its style in place
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