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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: palatum

palate

noun
     
Related topics: Tastes, Human
pal‧ate
1 [countable]HBH the roof (=top inside part) of your mouth cleft palate, soft palate
2 [uncountable and countable]CT the sense of taste, and especially your ability to enjoy or judge food:
It tasted very strange, at least to my untrained palate.
a collection of dishes to tempt your palate

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