- feminine A flavoured egg mixture or purée of fruit, vegetables, fish or shellfish into which whisked egg whites and whipped cream are folded to make a stiff foam, this poured into a mould, set and demoulded. gelatine may be used in the base mix as a setting agent or the mousse may be frozen. Served as a cold dessert, as a starter or sometimes used as a filling for fish paupiettes, etc.
- noun a light food made of whipped egg whites and cream with a gelatine base, flavoured with fruit, vegetables, fish or shellfish and served as a cold dessert or as a starter
- the foam on the top of a glass of sparkling wine when it is poured