Definition - The partly boney and partly fleshy roof of your mouth.

Etymology -
The word means "sail" or "curtain" in Latin.

Oxford English Dictionary -
The term's first citation is from 1382:
"Cleuede to the tonge of the soukende to his palet in thrist [ad palatum eius in siti]."
(Wyclif Lam. iv. 4 )

Please comment