nates

Nates \Na"tes\, n. pl. [L., the buttocks.] 1. (Anat.) (a) The buttocks. (b) The two anterior of the four lobes on the dorsal side of the midbrain of most mammals; the anterior optic lobes. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo["o]l.) The umbones of a bivalve shell. [1913 Webster]