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cates (plural only)
- (archaic) Provisions; food; viands; especially, luxurious food; delicacies; dainties.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
- Cates for which Apicius could not pay.
- Robert Browning
- Choicest cates and the flagon's best spilth.
- Second-person singular (tu) present subjunctive of catar
- Second-person singular (tu) negative imperative of catar