purgery

noun purg·ery \-jərē\

Definition of purgery

plural

-es

  1. :  the part of a sugarhouse where molasses is drained from the sugar

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Origin and Etymology of purgery

French purgerie, from purger to purge (from Old French purgier) + -erie -ery


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