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as·pic 1

 (ăs′pĭk)
n.
A clear jelly typically made of stock and gelatin and used as a glaze or garnish or to make a mold of meat, fish, or vegetables.

[French, from aspic, asp (from the resemblance of the jelly's coloration to an asp's); see aspic2.]

as·pic 2

 (ăs′pĭk)
n. Archaic
An asp.

[French, from Old French, alteration of aspe, from Latin aspis; see asp.]

aspic

(ˈæspɪk)
n
(Cookery) a savoury jelly based on meat or fish stock, used as a relish or as a mould for meat, vegetables, etc
[C18: from French: aspic (jelly), asp1; variously explained as referring to its colour or coldness as compared to that of the snake]

aspic

(ˈæspɪk)
n
(Animals) an archaic word for asp1
[C17: from French, from Old Provençal espic spike, from Latin spīca, head (of flower); compare spikenard]

aspic

(ˈæspɪk)
n
(Plants) either of two species of lavender, Lavandula spica or L. latifolia, that yield an oil used in perfumery: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
[C16: from Old French, a variant of aspe asp2]

as•pic1

(ˈæs pɪk)

n.
a savory jelly usu. made with meat or fish stock or tomato juice and gelatin, chilled and used in molded dishes or as a garnish.
[1780–90; < French, literally asp]

as•pic2

(ˈæs pɪk)

n. Obs. asp1 (def. 1).
[1520–30; < Middle French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aspic - savory jelly based on fish or meat stock used as a mold for meats or vegetablesaspic - savory jelly based on fish or meat stock used as a mold for meats or vegetables
jelly, gelatin - an edible jelly (sweet or pungent) made with gelatin and used as a dessert or salad base or a coating for foods
Translations

aspic

[ˈæspɪk] Ngelatina f (de carne etc)

aspic

[ˈæspɪk] ngelée f
in aspic → en gelée

aspic

n (Cook) → Aspik m or nt, → Gelee nt

aspic

[ˈæspɪk] n chicken in aspicaspic m inv di pollo
References in classic literature ?
Tapeworm was nephew and heir of old Marshal Tiptoff, who has been introduced in this story as General Tiptoff, just before Waterloo, who was Colonel of the --th regiment in which Major Dobbin served, and who died in this year full of honours, and of an aspic of plovers' eggs; when the regiment was graciously given by his Majesty to Colonel Sir Michael O'Dowd, K.
French trimmed, tender lamb chops are griddled, cooled, then glazed with parsley aspic and served with extra aspic and parsley in a jelly pot.
Tuck fresh cilantro (coriander) leaves around base of each aspic.
WE cannot, and nor should we try, to preserve ourselves and our loved ones in aspic.
While some progress has been made, it is indisputable that elite universities have, for too long, rested on their reputations and used them as an excuse to preserve themselves in aspic.
We cannot afford to preserve our National Parks in aspic and prevent much-needed sustainable development on environmental grounds.
Yes I do use the phrase in aspic quite regularly because it''s the attitude of the unelected self serving groups that appear to want Huddersfield to remain a backwater.
But although much of the city centre architecture has remained a constant for centuries, it would be wrong to assume Edinburgh is frozen in aspic.
If it condemns Liverpool to many generations pickled in aspic, unable to invest in the way required of it to compete with its global rivals, then many questions must be asked about whether it is really worth it.
It would be selfdefeating to attempt to set city centres in aspic and there is no reason why high-rise construction, if handled sensitively, cannot add to the splendour of the Council House, Town Hall and St Philip's Cathedral.
And this series constantly gives the impression that it's proving more educational for the staff, who appear to have been pickled in aspic since 1952.
But the City of Durham Trust said: "At the outset, trustees feel they must refute for the umpteenth time the charge that the trust is against all change, progress, development, or of wanting to preserve the city in aspic as a museum.