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.
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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