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papeterie

[ pap-i-tree; French papuh-tree ]
/ ˈpæp ɪ tri; French papəˈtri /
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noun, plural pap·e·teries [pap-i-treez; French papuh-tree]. /ˈpæp ɪ triz; French papəˈtri/.

a box for holding stationery, especially an ornamental one.

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Origin of papeterie

1840–50; <French, equivalent to papet(ier) papermaker or dealer (derivative of papierpaper; see -ier2) + -erie-ery
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How to use papeterie in a sentence

  • Wyverne knew the shop that Mrs. Lenox patronized for papeterie.

    Barren Honour: A Novel|George A. Lawrence
  • It was a little wooden case covered in imitation leather, with Papeterie stamped in gold upon the top.

    The Nebuly Coat|John Meade Falkner

British Dictionary definitions for papeterie

papeterie
/ (ˈpæpətrɪ, French papetri) /

noun

a box or case for papers and other writing materials

Word Origin for papeterie

C19: from French, from papetier maker of paper, from papier paper
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