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 for Palate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Palate \Pal"ate\, v. t.
     To perceive by the taste. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Palate \Pal"ate\, n. [L. palatum: cf. F. palais, Of. also
     1. (Anat.) The roof of the mouth.
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     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.
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     2. Relish; taste; liking; -- a sense originating in the
        mistaken notion that the palate is the organ of taste.
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              Hard task! to hit the palate of such guests. --Pope.
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     3. Fig.: Mental relish; intellectual taste. --T. Baker.
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     4. (Bot.) A projection in the throat of such flowers as the
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and
           nasal cavities [syn: palate, roof of the mouth]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  80 Moby Thesaurus words for "palate":
     aftertaste, alveolar ridge, alveolus, apex, appreciation,
     appreciation of differences, appreciativeness, artistic judgment,
     arytenoid cartilages, back, bitter, blade, connoisseurship,
     critical niceness, criticalness, delicacy, discriminating taste,
     discriminatingness, discrimination, discriminativeness, dorsum,
     fastidiousness, feel, feeling, fine palate, finesse, flavor, gust,
     gusto, hard palate, heart, judiciousness, larynx, lingua, lips,
     making distinctions, nasal cavity, niceness of distinction, nicety,
     oral cavity, pharyngeal cavity, pharynx, refined discrimination,
     refined palate, refinement, relish, salt, sapidity, sapor, savor,
     savoriness, selectiveness, sense, sensibility, sensitivity, smack,
     soft palate, sour, speech organ, stomach, subtlety, sweet, syrinx,
     tact, tactfulness, tang, taste, taste bud, teeth, teeth ridge, tip,
     tongue, tooth, velum, vocal chink, vocal cords, vocal folds,
     vocal processes, voice box, zest

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