Definition of napery in English:


Line breaks: nap¦ery
Pronunciation: /ˈneɪp(ə)ri


[mass noun]
  • Household linen, especially tablecloths and napkins.
    More 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.


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

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