Definition of aspic in English:

aspic

Syllabification: as·pic
Pronunciation: /ˈaspik
 
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noun

  • A savory jelly made with meat stock, set in a mold and used to contain pieces of meat, seafood, or eggs: chicken in aspic figurative a world preserved in aspic, far removed from mass unemployment
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    • In the kitchen, things which may need clarification are stock, clear soup, aspic, jelly, etc.
    • With many names - Jell-O, aspic, jelly, gelee and so on - gelatin has an identity of its own.
    • He came back with an armload of ready-to-eat goodies, bone-in ham and duck terrine and delicious eggs in aspic and cheese and freshly baked bread, which we served with a simple salad with toasted pumpkin seeds.

Origin

late 18th century: from French, literally 'asp', from the colors of the jelly as compared with those of the snake.

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