amassette

noun
amas·​sette | \ ¦amə¦set \
plural -s

Definition of amassette

: a scraping instrument used in ancient and medieval painting for gathering on a slab colors intended to be ground

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First Known Use of amassette

1849, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amassette

French, from amasser + -ette

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“Amassette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amassette. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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