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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.
Experiments will be carried out within the aspic installation ("assembly for the study of the dewatering of a combustible pool"), The objective of the irsn being to study, Under conditions representative of the accident, The thermo-hydraulic conditions of sprinkling as a means of mitigating the accident.
The estimated values of MSY using ASPIC computer software with two surplus production models of Fox and logistic were 28 180 t (R2 =0.
Sleight of hand was an important feature of French cooking at the time these recipes were published--whole ducks roasted, taken apart, then made to look as though they'd never been touched, via the sorcery of aspic and sauce; hams decorated with gelatin and truffles in floral and other patterns, making them appear covered in fabric rather than skin.
With no power, the frozen dessert and jelled aspic became liquid, so guests drank their salad and dessert courses.
We should not take a particular version of the family institution, such as the 1950s model of suit-wearing, bread-winning dad and aproned, home-making mother - and try and preserve it in aspic," he will tell the Demos think-tank.
Clegg winning dad and aproned, homemaking mother, and try to preserve it in aspic.
Another upgrade is categorically the wrong option; preserving our rail network in aspic has been Britain's default policy for at least two decades, but the ongoing growth in passenger numbers shows incontravertibly that it is now time to build more.
The uneaten aspic, as the French call it, came to be our bete noire, as the French also say.
So I stopped moving but it did not Like a leaf in a breeze it moved a lot A period when apparently everything was still With its own motion and a sinister chill Solidifying alas brought no relief Aspic shifting figure full of disbelief No work holes here in this reproduction A comely event in imagination seduction So a silly moment or so it seems As all this fiction was within my dreams R CHARLTON, Washington
He wanted to keep the memories in aspic, as things to treasure in and of themselves.