bou·​lan·​ge·​rie | \ ˌbü-ˌläⁿ-zhə-ˈrē How to pronounce boulangerie (audio) \
plural boulangeries

Definition of boulangerie

: a bakery that specializes in bread and especially in French-style breads But first, there’s the bread—magnificent, heavy, wheaty French loaves made throughout the day at the Balthazar boulangerie right next door.— John Mariani, Wine Spectator, 15 Nov. 1997

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First Known Use of boulangerie

1793, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for boulangerie

borrowed from French, “bread bakery,” going back to Middle French boulenguerie “making or selling of bread,” from boulanger “baker” (from Picard) + -erie -ery

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“Boulangerie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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