Definition of palate
2a : a usually intellectual taste or liking too ornate for my palate … I heard a little too much preaching … and lost my palate for it. — George Eliotb : the sense of taste serves Korean food adapted for the American palate
Examples of palate in a Sentence
The restaurant serves Korean food adapted for the American palate.
She's been working hard on a menu that will please the palates of all her guests.
Recent Examples of palate from the Web
For a more adventurous palate, Little Sheep Hot Pot is taking the 1170 Iroquois Ave.
Our radicchio and endive salad toyed with the palate, with sweet gorgonzola, pine nuts, balsamic and honey battling black olives, roasted red peppers and extra-virgin olive oil to a pleasing draw.
Better to use your own palate to measure the balance of flavors in a tomato sauce than a recipe written by someone using different tomatoes from a different farm.
El Birdos Cantina satisfied his palate – and his play.
Liz has had 18 surgeries to correct her cleft palate as well as sinus and ear problems.
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Origin and Etymology of palate
Middle English, from Latin palatum
First Known Use: 14th century
PALATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of palate for English Language Learners
: the top part of the inside of your mouth : the roof of your mouth
: the sense of taste
PALATE Defined for Kids
Definition of palate for Students
1 : the top area of the inside of the mouth made up of a bony front part (hard palate) and a soft flexible back part (soft palate)
2 : the sense of taste This is too spicy for my palate.
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