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pal·ate

 (păl′ĭt)
n.
1. 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.
2. Botany The projecting part on the lower lip of a bilabiate corolla that closes the throat, as in a snapdragon.
3. The sense of taste: delicacies pleasing to the most refined palate.

[Middle English, from Old French palat, from Latin palātum, perhaps of Etruscan origin.]

palate

(ˈpælɪt)
n
1. (Anatomy) the roof of the mouth, separating the oral and nasal cavities. See hard palate, soft palate
2. the sense of taste: she had no palate for the wine.
3. relish or enjoyment
4. (Botany) botany (in some two-lipped corollas) the projecting part of the lower lip that closes the opening of the corolla
[C14: from Latin palātum, perhaps of Etruscan origin]
Usage: Avoid confusion with palette, pallet1, pallet2

pal•ate

(ˈpæl ɪt)

n.
1. the roof of the mouth in mammals, consisting of an anterior bony portion (hard palate) and a posterior fleshy portion (soft palate) that separate the oral cavity from the nasal cavity.
2. the sense of taste: a dinner to delight the palate.
3. intellectual or aesthetic taste.
[1350–1400; Middle English palat < Latin palātum]

pal·ate

(păl′ĭt)
The roof of the mouth in vertebrate animals, separating the mouth from the passages of the nose. ♦ The bony part of the palate is called the hard palate. ♦ A soft, flexible, rear portion of the palate, called the soft palate, is present in mammals only and serves to close off the mouth from the nose during swallowing.

palate

The roof of the mouth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.palate - the upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavitiespalate - the upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities
mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris - the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge; "he stuffed his mouth with candy"
gustatory organ, taste bud, tastebud - an oval sensory end organ on the surface of the tongue
soft palate, velum - a muscular flap that closes off the nasopharynx during swallowing or speaking
hard palate - the bony part of the roof of the mouth
surface - the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object; "they skimmed over the surface of the water"; "a brush small enough to clean every dental surface"; "the sun has no distinct surface"

palate

noun taste, heart, stomach, appetite a selection of dishes to tempt every palate
Related words
adjective palatine
Usage: This word is occasionally confused with palette: I have a sweet palate (not palette).
Translations
حَنَك، سَقْف الفَمذَوْق، طَعْم
patrocitlivý jazyk
ganesmag
GaumenPalatum
palato
kitalakisuulaki
nepce
szájpadlás
bragîskynefri gómur
gomurys
aukslējasgaršagaršas izjūta
palat
citlivý jazyk
nepce
damakdamak zevki

palate

[ˈpælɪt] N (Anat) → paladar m
to have a delicate palatetener un paladar delicado
to have no palate for wineno tener paladar para el vino
I have no palate for that kind of activityno aguanto or no puedo tragar ese tipo de actividad
hard palatepaladar m
soft palatevelo m del paladar

palate

[ˈpælət] n
(ANATOMY)palais m
(= sense of taste) → palais m

palate

n (lit)Gaumen m; to have a sensitive palateeinen empfindlichen Gaumen haben; to have no palate for something (fig)keinen Sinn für etw haben

palate

[ˈpælɪt] n (Anat) (fig) → palato

palate

(ˈpӕlət) noun
1. the top of the inside of the mouth.
2. the ability to tell good wine, food etc from bad. He has a good palate for wine.

pal·ate

n. paladar; velo del paladar;
pop. cielo de la boca;
bony ______ óseo;
hard ______ duro;
soft ______ blando.

palate

n paladar m; cleft — paladar hendido; hard — paladar duro; soft — paladar blando