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pâte

[paht]
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noun
  1. porcelain paste used in ceramic work.

Origin of pâte

From French, dating back to 1860–65; see origin at paste
Can be confusedpaddy pate pâte pâté
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British Dictionary definitions for pâte

pate

noun
  1. the head, esp with reference to baldness or (in facetious use) intelligence

Word Origin

C14: of unknown origin

pâté

noun
  1. a spread of very finely minced liver, poultry, etc, served usually as an hors d'oeuvre
  2. a savoury pie of meat or fish

Word Origin

from French: paste 1
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Word Origin and History for pâte

pate

n.1

"top of the head," early 14c. (late 12c. in surnames), of unknown origin; perhaps a shortened form of Old French patene or Medieval Latin patena, both from Latin patina "pan, dish" (see pan (n.)).

pate

n.2

"paste," 1706, from French pâté, from Old French paste, earlier pastée, from paste (see paste (n.)).

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