- An airy pudding served chilled, particularly chocolate mousse.
- A savory dish, of meat or seafood, containing gelatin.
- A styling cream used for hair.
- He slicked his hair back with mousse, but the cowlick still stuck up.
- A stable emulsion of water and oil that is created by wave action churning the water where an oil spill occurs.
- 1987, D.F. Boesch & N.N. Rabalais, Long-term Environmental Effects of Offshore Oil and Gas Development, →ISBN:
- Pretreatment of oil or sea water with dispersants or demulsifiers generally inhibits laboratory mousse formation with most of the oils and petroleum products tested (Berridge et al. , 1968b; Bridie et al. , 1980a,b).
- 1993, John R. Clayton, James R. Payne, & John S. Farlow, Oil Spill Dispersants: Mechanisms of Action and Laboratory Tests, →ISBN, page 21:
- A number of investigators have shown that the starting composition of a parent oil can have a major influence on its predisposittion to form stable water-in-oil emulsions (mousse). For example, the presence of natural surfactants in the wax, resin, and asphaltene fractions of oils has been positively correlated with the tendency to form mousse.
- 1994, Dana Stabenow, A Cold-Blooded Business, →ISBN, page 50:
- When it washed ashore in Prince William Sound, the crude came in sticky gobs, in tar balls, in what they called mousse, crude whipped to a froth in the action of the sea.
- 2009, Elspeth Leacock, The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, →ISBN, page 37:
- However, the sticky mousse clogged all of the skimmers, even the Vaydaghubsky. If all these skimmers had been on-site during the first three days of calm weather, before the oil was churned into mousse, they could have made a real difference
- → Irish: mús
- To apply mousse (styling cream).
- He moussed his hair in the morning and then washed it out at night.
- IPA(key): /ˈmou̯sːe/, [ˈmo̞u̯s̠ːe̞], IPA(key): /ˈmuseː/, [ˈmus̠e̞ː], IPA(key): /ˈmuse/, [ˈmus̠e̞]
- Hyphenation: mous‧se
|Inflection of mousse (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)|
mousse (plural mousses)
For the culinary sense one might suspect influence by Dutch moes, German Mus (both “mush, purée”). However, the metaphorical use of mousse for “foam” is older and the culinary sense can thence be derived without difficulty.
mousse f (plural mousses)
mousse m (plural mousses)
- A boy serving on a ship: a cabin boy.
- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of
- “mousse” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
mousse (plural mousse-ok)
- mousse (dessert)
|Possessive forms of mousse|
|possessor||single possession||multiple possessions|
|1st person sing.||mousse-om||mousse-aim|
|2nd person sing.||mousse-od||mousse-aid|
|3rd person sing.||mousse-a||mousse-ai|
|1st person plural||mousse-unk||mousse-aink|
|2nd person plural||mousse-otok||mousse-aitok|
|3rd person plural||mousse-uk||mousse-aik|
mousse m (plural mousses)
mousse m or f (plural mousses)