Pantry meaning

păntrē
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A small room or closet, usually off a kitchen, where food, tableware, linens, and similar items are stored.
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The definition of a pantry is a small room or closet off the kitchen where food and dishes are stored.

A closet in your house off the kitchen where you keep all of the bulk food you buy at Costco, plus your cereal and your bags of chips is an example of a pantry.

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A small room between the kitchen and dining room for storing tableware and for serving.
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A small room used for the preparation of cold foods.
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A larder or buttery.
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A small room, closet, or cabinet usually located in or near the kitchen, dedicated to food storage and/or storing kitchenware. Since the pantry is not typically temperature-controlled (unlike a refrigerator or root cellar), the foods stored in a pantry are usually shelf-stable staples such as grains, flours, and preserved foods.
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A small room or closet off the kitchen, where cooking ingredients and utensils, china, etc. are kept.
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Origin of pantry

  • Middle English pantrie from Old French paneterie bread-closet from panetier pantry servant from pan bread from Latin pānis pā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French paneterie, related to Latin panis (“bread").

    From Wiktionary