- The bony and soft parts of the roof of the mouth is an example of your palate.
- Your liking of spicy foods is an example of your palate.
Your palate is the roof of your mouth, or your preferences for foods and flavors.
- the roof of the mouth, consisting of a hard, bony forward part (the hard palate) and a soft, fleshy back part (the soft palate, or velum)
- sense of taste: the palate was incorrectly thought to be the organ of taste
- intellectual taste; liking
Origin of palateMiddle English from Classical Latin palatum
- The roof of the mouth in vertebrates having a complete or partial separation of the oral and nasal cavities and consisting of the hard palate and the soft palate.
- Botany The projecting part on the lower lip of a bilabiate corolla that closes the throat, as in a snapdragon.
- The sense of taste: delicacies pleasing to the most refined palate.
Origin of palateMiddle English from Old French palat from Latin palātum perhaps of Etruscan origin
(third-person singular simple present palates, present participle palating, simple past and past participle palated)