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aumbry

or am·bry

[ am-bree ]
/ ˈæm bri /
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noun, plural aum·bries.

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.

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Obsolete, alm·er·y [ah-muh-ree] /ˈɑ mə ri/ .

Origin of aumbry

First recorded in 1200–1250; Middle English aumry, almerie, almarie, from Old French aumaire, almarie, from Medieval Latin almārium, dissimilated variant of armārium, from Latin; see armarium
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British Dictionary definitions for aumbry

aumbry
/ (ˈɔːmbrɪ) /

noun plural -bries

a variant of ambry
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