mous·​se·​line | \ ˌmü-sə-ˈlēn How to pronounce mousseline (audio) , ˌmüs-ˈlēn \

Definition of mousseline

1 : a fine sheer fabric (as of rayon) that resembles muslin
2a : a sauce (such as hollandaise) to which whipped cream or beaten egg whites have been added
b : mousse sense 1 salmon mousseline

Examples of mousseline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the Odeon, Clark would get to execute dishes that outshined traditional French brasserie food, like with his mousseline of asparagus with artichoke cream or his sautéed calf’s liver with radishes and turnips. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, "How Trailblazing Chef Patrick Clark Changed the Story of Modern American Dining," 24 Feb. 2021 Over the years, Lesage has produced the fashion house’s signature tweeds in fabulously intricate and colorful weaves of mousseline, wool, pearls and ribbon. Nazanin Lankarani, New York Times, "The Intersection of Haute Couture and Watchmaking," 8 Mar. 2020 To be served: • Escargot with fennel mousseline, smoked bacon, crimini mushrooms and garlic croutons. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Fleming’s whiskey dinner, Wine Down & Sweets Café wine chat, more - wine calendar," 4 Feb. 2020 Fisher could’ve just used dark meat or white, but makes chicken mousseline instead. Louisa Chu,, "Time Out Market guide: Here’s everything you should try at Chicago’s newest food hall," 6 Dec. 2019 The catering menu includes roasted bell pepper hummus and smoked salmon mousseline with fried capers and toast points. Jennifer Steinhauer, New York Times, "Jumbo Shrimp and Lobster Tails: D.C.’s Fund-Raising Hot Spots," 5 Oct. 2019 The entree, the aforementioned Dover sole, served with a fennel mousseline (a rich, hollandaise-adjacent sauce) has a classic feel. Washington Post, "On the menu for the Trumps’ Australia state dinner: A refined taste of America," 19 Sep. 2019 Kreuther serves the sauerkraut in a smoked sturgeon; his sauerkraut tartlet topped with caviar mousseline is in a filo pastry shell and served under a wine glass filled with smoke. NBC News, "From common to cool: The lowly cabbage has become a star," 16 Sep. 2019 Chanel lilac tweed jacket with lace sleeves and sheer camellia-print mousseline dress. Kennedy Fraser, Vogue, "From the Archives: Karl Lagerfeld, The Impresario," 19 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of mousseline

1696, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mousseline

French, literally, muslin — more at muslin

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The first known use of mousseline was in 1696

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2 Mar 2021

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“Mousseline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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