(usually cates) archaic
a choice food; a delicacy.
- a short or familiar form of the name Catherine
late Middle English (in the sense ‘selling, a bargain’): from obsolete acate ‘purchasing, things purchased’, from Old French acat, achat, from acater, achater ‘buy’, based on Latin captare ‘seize’, from capere ‘take’.
From the Oxford English Dictionary, with a little help from me
One day, I will have a café with this name. It will have gorgeous and healthy vegetarian and vegan main courses and decadent desserts catering to every food allergy or sensitivity I can think of. In the meantime, you will have to make do with the delicious morsels and cates found on this blog.