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Middle English pantrie from Old French paneterie bread-closet from panetier pantry servant from pan bread from Latin pānis pā- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French paneterie, related to Latin panis (“bread").
The pantry stood hidden behind a closet near the bar.
Sonya passed to the pantry with a glass in her hand.
She had a beautiful apartment, a wardrobe, a pantry that magically restocked itself every time she left the place.
She crossed to the pantry again, suddenly curious about what kind of new, intense flavors awaited her in the assortment of boxes and cans.
In the United States, de Tocqueville's voluntary associations still do the job and anyone willing to make her way to a church or food pantry and say she is hungry will not leave empty handed.
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