napery

[ney-puh-ree]

noun

table linen, as tablecloths or napkins.
any linen for household use.

Nearby words

  1. napaeae,
  2. napalm,
  3. napata,
  4. nape,
  5. naperville,
  6. naphtali,
  7. naphtalite,
  8. naphth-,
  9. naphtha,
  10. naphthacene

Origin of napery

1350–1400; Middle English naprye < Middle French, equivalent to nape, variant of nappe tablecloth (see napkin) + -erie -ery

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British Dictionary definitions for napery

napery

noun

rare household linen, esp table linen

Word Origin for napery

C14: from Old French naperie, from nape tablecloth, from Latin mappa. See napkin

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