aspic

noun (1)
as·​pic | \ ˈa-spik How to pronounce aspic (audio) \

Definition of aspic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

obsolete

aspic

noun (2)

Definition of aspic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a clear savory jelly (as of fish or meat stock) used as a garnish or to make a meat, fish, or vegetable mold

First Known Use of aspic

Noun (1)

1530, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1777, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aspic

Noun (1)

Middle French, alteration of aspe, from Latin aspis

Noun (2)

French, literally, asp

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