Meaning of palate

pal•ate

Pronunciation: (pal'it), [key]
— n.
  1. the roof of the mouth, consisting of an anterior bony portionand a posterior muscular portionthat separate the oral cavity from the nasal cavity. See diag. under
  2. the sense of taste: a dinner to delight the palate.
  3. intellectual or aesthetic taste; mental appreciation.
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