palate

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EtymologyEdit

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

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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)
    • Alexander Pope
      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.

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

  1. (nonstandard) To relish; to find palatable.
    • Wired [1]
      "If it’s way out there, it’s hard to palate," said Sreenivasan.

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palate n pl

  1. plural of palat
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