mous·​se·​line | \ ˌmü-sə-ˈlēn, 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

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Even the chicken wings here are a haute ordeal, deboned and stuffed with a chicken mousseline given a Southeast Asian flavor with Thai chilies, herbs and lime. Craig Laban,, "At Cadence, bold new culinary talents cook with the seasons," 1 June 2018 Silver Hyatt's chef Nilda de Los Santos Campechana de mariscos, with yellow beet crisp and avocado mousseline. Ann Maloney,, "Going to a NOWFE's grand tasting? The winning dishes are....," 22 May 2018 Two thin sheets of pasta envelop a creamy, buttery potato mousseline, in turn topped by a runny-yolk duck egg. Phil Vettel,, "Tied House review: Chef Debbie Gold shines in return to Chicago's dining scene," 27 Apr. 2018 Halibut is seared golden, the mild, flaky flesh accented with flavor from nasturtium butter and segments of grapefruit, served with parsley-root puree, root-vegetable hash, and springy circles of halibut mousseline. Devra First,, "Dinner in an almost classical mode, at Mooncusser Fish House," 9 Apr. 2018 Plantain soup, anticuchos, pork enchiladas and mero mousseline, a mousse of Florida grouper with squash, watercress, spiced pepitas and lobster emulsion are among the courses. Polly Campbell,, "New and Noted: Here's the latest Greater Cincinnati restaurant news," 9 Feb. 2018 Dinner guests dined on a menu that included risotto carnaroli with violet artichokes and wild herbs, blue lobster roti with pomme de terre mousseline, and courgette tempura. Rebecca Keegan,, "Kendall Jenner, Will Smith, and Al Gore Find Common Glam at the Vanity Fair Cannes Party," 20 May 2017

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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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