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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Palate  \Pal"ate\,  n.  [L.  palatum:  cf  F.  palais,  Of  also 
  1.  (Anat.)  The  roof  of  the  mouth. 
  Note:  The  fixed  portion,  or  palate  proper,  supported  by  the 
  maxillary  and  palatine  bones,  is  called  the  hard  palate 
  to  distinguish  it  from  the  membranous  and  muscular 
  curtain  which  separates  the  cavity  of  the  mouth  from 
  the  pharynx  and  is  called  the  soft  palate,  or  velum. 
  2.  Relish;  taste;  liking;  --  a  sense  originating  in  the 
  mistaken  notion  that  the  palate  is  the  organ  of  taste. 
  Hard  task!  to  hit  the  palate  of  such  guests.  --Pope. 
  3.  Fig.:  Mental  relish;  intellectual  taste.  --T.  Baker. 
  4.  (Bot.)  A  projection  in  the  throat  of  such  flowers  as  the 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Palate  \Pal"ate\,  v.  t. 
  To  perceive  by  the  taste.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  upper  surface  of  the  mouth  that  separates  the  oral  and 
  nasal  cavities  [syn:  {roof  of  the  mouth}] 

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