- noun the roof of the mouth and floor of the nasal cavity, consisting of the hard and soft palates
- noun a personal sense of taste and flavour
- noun the roof of the mouth and floor of the nasal cavity, formed of the hard and soft palates
- the way wine tastes in the mouth. It is normally divided into three sections: front or fore-palate (the initial sensation of the wine), middle or mid-palate (the taste of the wine in the mouth) and hind or end-palate (the sensation on swallowing).