noun as·si·ette \"\

Definition of assiette



  1. 1a :  plate 3c b :  hors d'oeuvres or cold cuts served on one plate

  2. 2 :  a mixture of bole, bloodstone, and galena used as a gilding surface (as by bookbinders)

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Origin and Etymology of assiette

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 — more at assize

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