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cate

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noun \ˈkāt\

Definition of cate

archaic

  1. :  a dainty or choice food



Examples of cate

  1. <with cates as luscious as her lips did he woo her>



Origin of cate

Middle English, article of purchased food, short for acate, from Anglo-French acat, achat purchase, from acater, achater to buy, from Vulgar Latin *accaptare, from Latin acceptare to accept


First Known Use: 15th century


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