napery

noun
na·pery | \ˈnā-p(ə-)rē \

Definition of napery 

: household linen especially : table linen

First Known Use of napery

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for napery

Middle English, from Anglo-French naperie, from nape tablecloth — more at napkin

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