projecting poles, — used in India, China, etc., for the conveyance of a single person from place to place. [Written also palankeen.]

(Pa*lap"te*ryx) n. [Paleo- + apteryx.] (Paleon.) A large extinct ostrichlike bird of New Zealand.

(Pal`a*ta*bil"i*ty) n. Palatableness.

(Pal"a*ta*ble) a. [From Palate.] Agreeable to the palate or taste; savory; hence, acceptable; pleasing; as, palatable food; palatable advice.

(Pal"a*ta*ble*ness), n. The quality or state of being agreeable to the taste; relish; acceptableness.

(Pal"a*ta*bly), adv. In a palatable manner.

(Pal"a*tal) a. [Cf. F. palatal.]

1. Of or pertaining to the palate; palatine; as, the palatal bones.

2. (Phonetics) Uttered by the aid of the palate; — said of certain sounds, as the sound of k in kirk.

(Pal"a*tal), n. (Phon.) A sound uttered, or a letter pronounced, by the aid of the palate, as the letters k and y.

(Pal"a*tal*ize) v. t. (Phon.) To palatize.

(Pal"ate) n. [L. palatum: cf. F. palais, Of. also palat.]

1. (Anat.) The roof of the mouth.

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.

2. Relish; taste; liking; — a sense originating in the mistaken notion that the palate is the organ of taste.

Hard task! to hit the palate of such guests.

3. Fig.: Mental relish; intellectual taste. T. Baker.

4. (Bot.) A projection in the throat of such flowers as the snapdragon.

(Pal"ate), v. t. To perceive by the taste. [Obs.] Shak.

(Pa*la"tial) a. [L. palatium palace. See Palace.] Of or pertaining to a palace; suitable for a palace; resembling a palace; royal; magnificent; as, palatial structures. "Palatial style." A. Drummond.

(Pa*la"tial), a. [From Palate.] (Anat.) Palatal; palatine. [Obs.] Barrow.

(Pa*la"tial), n. A palatal letter. [Obs.] Sir W. Jones.

(Pa*lat"ic) a. (Anat.) Palatal; palatine.

(Pa*lat"ic), n. (Phon.) A palatal. [R.]

(Pa*lat"i*nate) n. [F. palatinat. See Palatine.] The province or seigniory of a palatine; the dignity of a palatine. Howell.

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