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napery

[ney-puh-ree] /ˈneɪ pə ri/
noun
1.
table linen, as tablecloths or napkins.
2.
any linen for household use.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English naprye < Middle French, equivalent to nape, variant of nappe tablecloth (see napkin) + -erie -ery
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  • Tables are beautifully set with green napery, cut-crystal stemware and heavy silver.
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napery

/ˈneɪpərɪ/
noun
1.
(rare) household linen, esp table linen
Word Origin
C14: from Old French naperie, from nape tablecloth, from Latin mappa. See napkin
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