as·​si·​ette | \ " \
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Definition of assiette

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

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History and Etymology for 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

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“Assiette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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