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(dated) An ornamental dish for the table; a tray or salver.
French from Old French platel platter from plat flat plate
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From French plateau, diminutive of plat (“a plate"); see plate.
The city stands on a rocky plateau, which projects southwards from the main line of hills.
The town is charmingly situated on a small plateau, 1680 ft.
Snows are frequent during the winter, and sometimes deep in the higher plateau and mountain districts.
There are many forests which clothe the slopes of the plateau.
The plateau was too small for it to land, but it hovered near the edge.
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