1. roof of the mouth
1. In some languages, there are consonants which are produced by curling the tongue up and tapping the palate with it.
2. cultivated taste
2. Although I drank wine for years, I never really developed a palate for it, so that I would not be able to tell the difference between, say, a twenty-year-old expensive French wine and one bottled two weeks ago by a winery in Pimpri.
palatum (roof of the mouth) (Latin)
remember PAL+ATE, ur pal eats everything u hav cooked it means he has good sense of taste