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1. The human head, especially the top of the head: a bald pate.
2. The mind or brain.
pat′ed (pā′tĭd) adj.
[French, from Old French paste, paste; see paste1.]
a. A meat paste, such as pâté de foie gras.
b. A similar paste made of seasoned vegetables.
2. A small pastry filled with meat or fish.
[French, from Old French paste, paste, pâté; see paste1.]
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(Anatomy) the head, esp with reference to baldness or (in facetious use) intelligence
[C14: of unknown origin]
pâté(ˈpæteɪ; French pɑte)
1. (Cookery) a spread of very finely minced liver, poultry, etc, served usually as an hors d'oeuvre
2. (Cookery) a savoury pie of meat or fish
[from French: paste1]
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1. the crown of the head.
2. the head.
3. the brain.
[1275–1325; Middle English, of uncertain orig.]
n., pl. -tés.
a paste of puréed or chopped meat, liver, game, etc., usu. served as an appetizer.
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A French word meaning paste, used to mean a savory paste.
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|Noun||1.||pate - liver or meat or fowl finely minced or ground and variously seasoned|
duck pate - a pate made from duck liver
|2.||pate - the top of the head|
human head - the head of a human being
tonsure - the shaved crown of a monk's or priest's head
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