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as·pic / ˈaspik/ • n. a savory jelly, often made with meat stock, used as a garnish, or to contain pieces of food such as meat, seafood, or eggs, set in a mold. ORIGIN: late 18th cent.: from French, literally ‘asp,’ from the colors of the jelly as compared with those of the snake.

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aspic1 savoury meat jelly. XVIII. — F., a use of aspic serpent (see ASP2), due to comparison of the various colours of the jelly with those of the serpent (F. sauce or ragoût à l'aspic).

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aspic2 see ASP2.

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aspic •priapic • aspic • epic •philippic, prototypic, stereotypic •Olympic • nitpick •ectopic, gyroscopic, heliotropic, horoscopic, isotopic, isotropic, kaleidoscopic, macroscopic, microscopic, misanthropic, myopic, philanthropic, phototropic, telescopic, topic, tropic •Ethiopic • biopic •Inupik, Yupik •toothpick

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