ambry

noun

am·​bry ˈam-brē How to pronounce ambry (audio) ˈäm-rē How to pronounce ambry (audio)
ˈȯm-
plural ambries
1
dialectal, chiefly British : pantry
2
: a recess in a church wall (as for holding sacramental vessels)

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ambry was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Ambry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ambry. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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