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[lahr-der] /ˈlɑr dər/
a room or place where food is kept; pantry.
a supply of food.
1275-1325; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French lardier. See lard, -er2 Unabridged
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Examples for larder
  • But in land so rich in game, they could quickly restore their larder.
  • She had a larder on the north side of the house with a wire grid to let cool air in from the shade.
  • Original crofter's cottage overlooking sea uses island as organic larder for world-famous cuisine.
  • But animals roused from hibernation by warmer temperatures in late winter or early spring may find nature's larder bare.
  • It was a giant key, and it unlocked the larder, where the food was stored.
  • Unfortunately, those fatty acids may be running low in the global larder.
  • Horses in the corral are larder for the long winter.
  • Stock up here on smart staples for your wardrobe, writing desk and larder.
  • The surrounding communities have eaten from the rainforest's rich larder for generations.
  • Nourished by fishermen, farmers and ranchers in the region, local chefs have an enviable larder with which to work.
British Dictionary definitions for larder


a room or cupboard, used as a store for food
Word Origin
C14: from Old French lardier, from lard
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Word Origin and History for larder
c.1300, from Anglo-Fr. larder "a place for meats," from M.L. lardarium "a room for meats," from L. lardum "lard, bacon" (see lard).
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