EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

palate (plural palates)

  1. (anatomy) The roof of the mouth; the uraniscus.
  2. The sense of taste.
  3. (figuratively) relish; taste; liking (from the mistaken notion that the palate is the organ of taste)
    • (Can we date this quote by Alexander Pope and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Hard task! to hit the palate of such guests.
  4. (figuratively) Mental relish; intellectual taste.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of T. Baker to this entry?)
  5. (botany) A projection in the throat of such flowers as the snapdragon.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

palate (third-person singular simple present palates, present participle palating, simple past and past participle palated)

  1. (transitive, nonstandard) To relish; to find palatable.
    Synonym: stomach

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

palate f

  1. plural of palata

VerbEdit

palate

  1. inflection of palare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of palato

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

VerbEdit

pālāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of pālō

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French palat, from Latin palātum.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpalat/, /ˈpalət/

NounEdit

palate

  1. The palate; the top of the mouth (including the uvula).
  2. One's sense of taste (the palate was believed to be the source of this).

DescendantsEdit

  • English: palate

ReferencesEdit


RomanianEdit

NounEdit

palate n pl

  1. plural of palat