1515, in the meaning defined above
Middle English (Scots) patelet, from Middle French patelette, from diminutive of patte paw
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“Partlet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/partlet. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.
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