- Archaic an asp
- a cold jelly of meat juice, tomato juice, etc., served as a garnish or molded, often with meat, seafood, etc.
Origin: Fr < OFr aspe, asp; -ic prob. by assoc. with basilic, basilisk
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Origin: French, from aspic, asp (from the resemblance of the jelly's coloration to an asp's); see aspic2.
Origin: French, from Old French, alteration of aspe, from Latin aspis; see asp.