Name for dish into which you discard used shellfish shells?
Earlier, I wrote a fairly long post, but apparently it was taken down because the most common French word for the sort of bowl you see on a table begins, "a ess ess . . ." Perhaps the terms, a$$iette de coquillage, or a$$iette de coquilles ring a bell? Mais, non? Quel dommage.
A French word for a place where things are consigned with intent they be forgotten is oubliette. Was that it?
That's it. I'm out of French. That's every word I know, plus every word from the Oxford Franglaise dictionary for "bowl" of the sort that might be used for shells. I left out things like cuvette, bocal and sucrier which don't seem to fit the context.
A sebile is a beggars bowl -- which kind of makes sense. Kind of.
Although certainly not French, and not confined to shellfish shells, I kind of like Anne Burrel's term. She calls it her "thanks for coming" bowl.
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