Definition of larder
1 : a place where food is stored : pantry
2 : a supply of food
Recent Examples of larder from the Web
His mother left him taco kits in the larder for after-school snacks, ground beef in the fridge.
On your way out, buy prepared food, charcuterie, and other carefully sourced specialty products for the larder at the adjoining take-out shop.
One possibility is that the whaling and sealing trades of the twentieth century led to a , which, thanks to better marine-mammal conservation, has now ended, depleting the Adélies’ larder.
Golden orb-web spiders (Nephila clavipes) are sit-and-wait hunters that accumulate prey larders on their webs.
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Origin and Etymology of larder
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from lard
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
LARDER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of larder for English Language Learners
: a small room or area where food is kept
LARDER Defined for Kids
Definition of larder for Students
: a place where food is kept
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