prelibation

prelibation

[pree-lahy-bey-shuhn]
noun
a foretaste.

Origin:
1520–30; < Late Latin praelībātiōn- (stem of praelībātiō) a foretaste, anticipation, equivalent to praelībāt(us) (past participle of praelībāre to taste beforehand) + -iōn- -ion. See pre-, libation

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prelibation (ˌpriːlaɪˈbeɪʃən)
 
n
rare an advance taste or sample; foretaste
 
[C16: from Late Latin praelībātiō a tasting beforehand, offering of the first fruits, from Latin prae before + lībāre to taste]

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