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palate

noun pal·ate \ˈpa-lət\

: the top part of the inside of your mouth : the roof of your mouth

: the sense of taste

Full Definition of PALATE

1
:  the roof of the mouth separating the mouth from the nasal cavity
2
a :  a usually intellectual taste or liking <too ornate for my palate>
b :  the sense of taste

Examples of PALATE

  1. The restaurant serves Korean food adapted for the American palate.
  2. She's been working hard on a menu that will please the palates of all her guests.

Origin of PALATE

Middle English, from Latin palatum
First Known Use: 14th century

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palate

noun pal·ate \ˈpal-ət\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PALATE

:  the roof of the mouth separating the mouth from the nasal cavity—see hard palate, soft palate

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