Palate Definition

pălĭt
palates
noun
palates
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)
Webster's New World
The projecting part on the lower lip of a bilabiate corolla that closes the throat, as in a snapdragon.
American Heritage
Sense of taste: the palate was incorrectly thought to be the organ of taste.
Webster's New World
Intellectual taste; liking.
Webster's New World
verb

(nonstandard) To relish; to find palatable.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Palate

Noun

Singular:
palate
Plural:
palates

Origin of Palate

  • From Middle English, from Old French palat, from Latin palātum (“roof of the mouth, palate"), perhaps of Etruscan origin.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French palat from Latin palātum perhaps of Etruscan origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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