Aspic definition

ăspĭk
A clear jelly typically made of stock and gelatin and used as a glaze or garnish or to make a mold of meat, fish, or vegetables.
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An asp.
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(archaic) An asp.
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A cold jelly of meat juice, tomato juice, etc., served as a garnish or molded, often with meat, seafood, etc.
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A dish in which ingredients are set into a gelatine, jelly-like substance made from a meat stock or consommé.
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A piece of ordnance carrying a 12-pound shot.
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Aspish; relating to an asp, a small venomous snake of Egypt.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
aspic
Plural:
aspics

Origin of aspic

  • French from aspic asp (from the resemblance of the jelly's coloration to an asp's) aspic2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French from Old French alteration of aspe from Latin aspis asp

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition