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pantry


noun, plural pan·tries.

  1. a room or closet in which food, groceries, and other provisions, or silverware, dishes, etc., are kept.
  2. a room between the kitchen and dining room in which food is arranged for serving, glassware and dishes are stored, etc.
  3. a shelter or other place where food is dispensed to the needy, either as groceries or as meals.

noun plural -tries

  1. a small room or cupboard in which provisions, cooking utensils, etc, are kept; larder

n.early 14c., from Anglo-French panetrie (Old French paneterie) “bread room,” from Medieval Latin panataria “office or room of a servant who has charge of food” (literally “bread”), from Latin panis “bread” (see food). Sense in English has evolved so far that its roots in “bread” are no longer felt.

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