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[lahr-der] /ˈlɑr dər/
a room or place where food is kept; pantry.
a supply of food.
Origin of larder
1275-1325; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French lardier. See lard, -er2 Unabridged
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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, "supply of salt pork, bacon, and other meats," later in reference to the room for processing and storing such (late 14c.), from Anglo-French larder, Old French lardier "a place for meats," from Medieval Latin lardarium "a room for meats," from Latin lardum "lard, bacon" (see lard (n.)). Meaning "department of the royal household or of a monastic house in charge of stored meats" is mid-15c. Surname Lardner "person in charge of a larder" is attested from mid-12c.

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