Definition of aspic noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

aspic

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈæspɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæspɪk//
 
[uncountable]
 
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clear jelly which food can be put into when it is being served cold chicken breast in aspic Word Origin late 18th cent.: from French, literally ‘asp’, from the colours of the jelly as compared with those of the snake.
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