ambry

noun
am·​bry | \ ˈam-brē How to pronounce ambry (audio) ; ˈäm-rē How to pronounce ambry (audio) , ˈȯm- \
plural ambries

Definition of ambry

1 dialectal, chiefly British : pantry
2 : a recess in a church wall (as for holding sacramental vessels)

First Known Use of ambry

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ambry

Middle English almerie, almary "pantry, wardrobe, cabinet," borrowed from Anglo-French almarie, almaire (continental Old French armaire, armairie) — more at armoire

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“Ambry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ambry. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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