cates

Cates \Cates\, n. pl. [Cf. {Acates}, and see {Cater}, n.] Provisions; food; viands; especially, luxurious food; delicacies; dainties. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Cates for which Apicius could not pay. --Shurchill. [1913 Webster] Choicest cates and the fiagon's best spilth. --R. Browning. [1913 Webster]