Etymology
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basset (n.)

type of short-legged dog, 1610s, from French basset, from Old French bas "low" (see base (adj.)) + diminutive suffix.

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Definitions of basset
1
basset (v.)
appear at the surface;
A seam of coal bassets
Synonyms: crop out
2
basset (n.)
smooth-haired breed of hound with short legs and long ears;
Synonyms: basset hound
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