plumbery

noun

plumb·​ery
ˈpləmərē
plural -es
1
: a workshop (as in a medieval cathedral) for plumbing or leadwork
2
: the business or work of a plumber

Word History

Etymology

Middle English plomerye, from Middle French plommerie leadwork, from plommier dealer or worker in lead + -ie -y

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“Plumbery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plumbery. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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