pâte

[ paht ]
/ pɑt /

noun

porcelain paste used in ceramic work.

Nearby words

  1. pzazz,
  2. páez,
  3. páez, josé antonio,
  4. pánuco,
  5. páros,
  6. pâte de verre,
  7. pâte dure,
  8. pâte tendre,
  9. pâte à chou,
  10. pâté

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

/ (peɪt) /

noun

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

Word Origin for pate

C14: of unknown origin

pâté

/ (ˈpæteɪ, French pɑte) /

noun

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

Word Origin for pâté

from French: paste 1

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