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or aumbry

[am-bree] /ˈæm bri/
noun, plural ambries.
Also called armarium. Ecclesiastical. a recess in the wall of a church or a cupboard in the sacristy where sacred vessels, books, vestments, etc., are kept.
Chiefly British Dialect. a storeroom, closet, or pantry.
Obsolete. any of various types of closet or cupboard with doors and shelves.
Origin of ambry
1200-1250; Middle English aumry, almerie, almarie < Old French aumaire, almarie < Medieval Latin almārium, dissimilated variant of armārium < L. See armarium Unabridged
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noun (pl) -bries
a recessed cupboard in the wall of a church near the altar, used to store sacred vessels, etc
(obsolete) a small cupboard or other storage space
Word Origin
C14: from Old French almarie, from Medieval Latin almārium, from Latin armārium chest for storage, from arma arms
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