cas·​so·​lette | \ ¦kasə¦let \
plural -s

Definition of cassolette

1 : a vessel often with a perforated cover in which perfumes may be kept or burned
2 : a small casserole in which an individual portion of food is cooked and served

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History and Etymology for cassolette

French, from Middle French, from Old Provençal casoleta small saucepan, diminutive of casola saucepan, from cassa ladle, saucepan

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“Cassolette.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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