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



BrE BrE//ˈæspɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæspɪk//
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clear jelly which food can be put into when it is being served cold chicken breast in aspic Word Originlate 18th cent.: from French, literally ‘asp’, from the colours of the jelly as compared with those of the snake.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: aspic