Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A foretaste.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tasting beforehand, or by anticipation; a foretaste.
  • n. A pouring out, or libation, before tasting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A tasting beforehand, or by anticipation; a foretaste.
  • n. A pouring out, or libation, before tasting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of tasting beforehand or by anticipation; a foretaste.
  • n. A previous libation; an offering made beforehand, as if in libation.

Etymologies

Latin praelībātiō, praelībātiōn-, from praelībātus, past participle of praelībāre, to taste beforehand : prae-, pre- + lībāre, pour out, to taste.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin praelibatio, from praelibare to taste beforehand. (Wiktionary)

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