pantry

[ pan-tree ]
/ ˈpæn tri /

noun, plural pan·tries.

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

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Origin of pantry

1250–1300; Middle English panetrie<Anglo-French; Old French paneterie bread room, equivalent to panet(er) to bake bread (derivative of pan bread <Latin pānis) + -erie-ery
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British Dictionary definitions for pantry

pantry
/ (ˈpæntrɪ) /

noun plural -tries

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

Word Origin for pantry

C13: via Anglo-Norman, from Old French paneterie store for bread, ultimately from Latin pānis bread
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