noun pan·e·tière \ˌpanəˈtye(ə)r\

Definition of panetière



  1. :  an ornate French-provincial bread box

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Origin and Etymology of panetière

French, from Middle French panetiere cupboard for keeping bread, from Old French, bread sack, irregular from pan, pain bread (from Latin panis) + -iere (feminine of -ier -er) — more at food

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