What does the word palate mean?

Usage examples for palate

  1. Enlarged tonsils or elongated palate or throat irritation may also produce a cough. – The Mother and Her Child by William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler
  2. It is surrounded by the lips in front, by the cheeks on the sides, by the hard palate above and the soft palate behind, and by the tissues of the lower jaw below. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  3. They waited and waited, thinking that some one would come: but when nobody came for a long time, they sat down and ate and drank what the palate fancied. – Folk Tales Every Child Should Know by Various