- an outcrop, as of the edges of strata.
- to crop out.
Origin of basset2
1680–90; apparently < obsolete French basset low stool, noun use of adj. basset. See basset1
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- a long low smooth-haired breed of hound with short strong legs and long earsAlso called: basset hound
C17: from French, from basset short, from bas low; see base ²
- a rare word for outcrop
C17: perhaps from French: low stool, see basset 1
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Word Origin and History for basseted
type of short-legged dog, 1610s, from French basset, from Old French bas "low" (see base (adj.)) + diminutive suffix.
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