Origin of palate
Examples from the Web for palate
That means Japanese whiskies are beautifully balanced and elegant; they touch and develop on every sensor on the palate.Watch Out, Scotland! Japanese Whisky Is on the Rise|Kayleigh Kulp|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And your palate will change as you have new experiences and new selections in the wine world.
Oak, great balance and a good finish with stone fruits and just enough oak to round the wine to a silky smooth feel on the palate.
By 1987, however, the American palate was beginning to change.Hillbilly Heaven: The History of Small-Batch Bourbon|Dane Huckelbridge|March 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When I first met Roy Choi, he said I had the palate of a nine-year-old.
The entire secret of it was to have the patient raise the tip of the tongue to the palate and hold it there while speaking.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
The ingredients are mingled with a nice discrimination between the rights of the palate and the maintenance of health.The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened|Kenelm Digby
And, then, the loss of time—the time spent in pleasing the palate!The Young Man's Guide|William A. Alcott
Nor is there any passage from it to the brain, but to the palate; and a vein stretches from the brain to it.Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnus|William MacGillivray
Then there was the salad and the seasoning of it to just that degree of the "delicieux" the palate revels in.The Greater Love|George T. McCarthy
British Dictionary definitions for palate
Word Origin for palate
Word Origin and History for palate
late 14c., "roof of the mouth," from Old French palat and directly from Latin palatum "roof of the mouth," perhaps of Etruscan origin [Klein]. Popularly considered the seat of taste, hence transferred meaning "sense of taste" (late 14c.), which also was in classical Latin. Related: Palatal; palatalize.
Medicine definitions for palate
Science definitions for palate
Culture definitions for palate
The roof of the mouth. The palate separates the mouth from the nasal cavity.