plural -s
: hors d'oeuvres or cold cuts served on one plate
: a mixture of bole, bloodstone, and galena used as a gilding surface (as by bookbinders)

Word History


French, from Middle French, seating of guests at table, course (of a meal), from Old French, assessment (of a tax), from (assumed) Vulgar Latin assedita action of seating or placing, from feminine of asseditus, past participle of assedēre to seat, place

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“Assiette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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