An example of an ambry is a storage place in which bibles or chalices may be kept.
Within the Frater-house Door, on the Left Hand at entering, is a strong Almery in the Wall, wherein a great Mazer, called the Grace Cup, stood, which every Day served the Monks after grace, to drink out of round the Table; which cup was finely edged about with Silver, and double gilt.
Origin of ambry
- Middle English almerie place for safekeeping from Old French almarie from Medieval Latin almārium from Latin armārium closet from arma tools arm2
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition