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mousseline

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noun mous·se·line \ˌmü-sə-ˈlēn, ˌmüs-ˈlēn\

Definition of mousseline

  1. 1 :  a fine sheer fabric (as of rayon) that resembles muslin

  2. 2 a :  a sauce (as hollandaise) to which whipped cream or beaten egg whites have been added b :  mousse 1 <salmon mousseline>



Origin and Etymology of mousseline

French, literally, muslin — more at muslin


First Known Use: 1696


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