abaissé

adjective
abais·sé | \ə-ˈbā-(ˌ)sā\

Definition of abaissé 

(Entry 1 of 2)

heraldry

: abased

abaisse

noun
\ə-ˈbās \
plural -s

Definition of abaisse (Entry 2 of 2)

: a thin undercrust of pastry

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First Known Use of abaissé

Adjective

1823, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abaissé

Adjective

borrowed from French, from past participle of abaisser “to lower”

Noun

borrowed from French, derivative of abaisser “to lower”

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