cleanse the palate

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of cleanse the palate

: to clean and refresh the mouth between different parts of a meal
  • Sorbet is sometimes served between courses to cleanse the palate.

Word by Word Definitions

cleanse play
  1. : clean

  2. : to expel, imprison, or kill (the members of an ethnic minority) in (an area) : to subject to or remove by ethnic cleansing

  3. : to engage in or undergo a cleanse to remove toxins from the body

  1. : a very restrictive short-term diet primarily intended to remove toxins from the body

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

  2. : a usually intellectual taste or liking

  3. : the sense of taste


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