palate

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noun pal·ate \ˈpa-lət\

Definition of palate

  1. 1 :  the roof of the mouth separating the mouth from the nasal cavity

  2. 2 a :  a usually intellectual taste or liking <too ornate for my palate> b :  the sense of taste

Examples of palate in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of palate

Middle English, from Latin palatum


First Known Use: 14th century



PALATE Defined for English Language Learners

palate

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noun pal·ate \ˈpa-lət\

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

palate

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noun pal·ate \ˈpa-lət\

Definition of palate for Students

  1. 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. 2 :  the sense of taste <This is too spicy for my palate.>


Medical Dictionary

palate

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noun pal·ate \ˈpal-ət\

Medical Definition of palate

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

Illustration of palate



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