Mousse meaning

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Any of various chilled desserts made with flavored whipped cream, gelatin, and eggs.

Chocolate mousse.

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A molded dish containing meat, fish, or shellfish combined with whipped cream and gelatin.
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An aerosol foam used to control and style the hair.
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To apply a styling foam to (the hair).
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Any of various light chilled or frozen foods made with egg white, gelatin, whipped cream, etc., combined with fruit or flavoring for desserts, or with fish, meat, etc.
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An aerosol foam used to help hair stay in place and, sometimes, to add color.
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To shape or style (hair) with mousse.
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An airy pudding served chilled, particularly chocolate mousse.
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A savory dish, of meat or seafood, containing gelatin.
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A styling cream used for hair.

He slicked his hair back with mousse, but the cowlick still stuck up.

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To apply mousse (styling cream).

He moussed his hair in the morning and then washed it out at night.

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Origin of mousse

  • French foam, mousse from Old French moss, foam partly of Germanic origin and partly from Latin mulsa hydromel from feminine of mulsus honey-sweet melit- in Indo-European roots

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

  • French mousse (“foam, froth"), from Old French mosse (“moss"), from Frankish or Old Dutch mosa (“moss"), from Proto-Germanic *musÄ… (“moss, bog, marsh"). More at moss.

    From Wiktionary