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napery

Line breaks: nap¦ery
Pronunciation: /ˈneɪp(ə)ri
 
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Definition of napery in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Household linen, especially tablecloths and napkins.
Example sentences
  • They hadn't set the table with a linen cupboard of napery and a canteen of silver.
  • The napery is heavy linen, and the cutlery handcrafted.
  • The tables were covered with heavy linen tablecloths, and the napery and cutlery were of reasonable quality.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French naperie, from nape 'tablecloth'.

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