from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A venomous serpent: same as asp, but used chiefly in poetry.
  • noun A piece of ordnance of small caliber.
  • noun The great lavender, Lavandula spica. See lavender.
  • noun In cookery, a side dish consisting of a clear, savory meat-jelly containing fowl, game, fish, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A savory meat jelly containing portions of fowl, game, fish, hard boiled eggs, etc.
  • noun A European species of lavender (Lavandula spica), which produces a volatile oil. See spike.
  • noun Chiefly poetic The venomous asp.
  • noun obsolete A piece of ordnance carrying a 12 pound shot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a dish in which ingredients are set into a gelatine, jelly-like substance made from a meat stock or consommé.
  • noun obsolete an asp, a small venomous snake of Egypt.
  • adjective aspish; relating to an asp, a small venomous snake of Egypt.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun savory jelly based on fish or meat stock used as a mold for meats or vegetables


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