na·​pery | \ ˈnā-p(ə-)rē How to pronounce napery (audio) \

Definition of napery

: household linen especially : table linen

Examples of napery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s white napery on the tables, but the kitchen produces a home-style veal Parm for takeout. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "An Italian Specialty for Spring, Veal, for Takeout and Delivery," 5 May 2020 The napery has an authentic, historical charm that’s right on trend. Washington Post, "RIGHT AT HOME: The look of hand-drawn art is hot in decor," 18 Sep. 2019

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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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“Napery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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