palate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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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Verb[edit]

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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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

palate f

  1. plural form of palata

Verb[edit]

palate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of palare
  2. second-person plural imperative of palare
  3. Feminine plural of palato

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

pālāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of pālō

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

palate n pl

  1. plural form of palat