Definitions for naperyˈneɪ pə ri

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  1. table linen, napery(noun)

    linens for the dining table

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  1. napery(Noun)

    Household linen, especially table linen.

  2. Origin: From naperie, naperie, from nape + -erie.

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  1. Napery(noun)

    table linen; also, linen clothing, or linen in general

  2. Origin: [OF. naperie, fr. nape a tablecloth, F. nappe, LL. napa, fr. L. mappa. See Map, and cf. Apron, Napkin.]

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  1. Napery

    Napery is another term for linen used for household purposes, such as table linen. Historically it was the office in a medieval household responsible for the washing and storage of these items. It was headed by a naperer. This office worked closely together with the offices of the laundry and the ewery, and the three could be concurrent in smaller households.

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