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'.
Definition of napery in:
- The US English dictionary