This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word napery
Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)
table linen, napery(noun)
linens for the dining table
WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)
Household linen, especially table linen.
Origin: From naperie, naperie, from nape + -erie.
Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)
table linen; also, linen clothing, or linen in general
Origin: [OF. naperie, fr. nape a tablecloth, F. nappe, LL. napa, fr. L. mappa. See Map, and cf. Apron, Napkin.]
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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.