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[pap-i-tree; French papuh-tree] /ˈpæp ɪ tri; French papəˈtri/
noun, plural papeteries
[pap-i-treez; French papuh-tree] /ˈpæp ɪ triz; French papəˈtri/ (Show IPA)
a box for holding stationery, especially an ornamental one.
Origin of papeterie
1840-50; < French, equivalent to papet(ier) papermaker or dealer (derivative of papier paper; see -ier2) + -erie -ery Unabridged
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  • Wyverne knew the shop that Mrs. Lenox patronized for papeterie.

    Barren Honour: A Novel George A. Lawrence
  • It was a little wooden case covered in imitation leather, with papeterie stamped in gold upon the top.

    The Nebuly Coat John Meade Falkner
British Dictionary definitions for papeterie


/ˈpæpətrɪ; French papetri/
a box or case for papers and other writing materials
Word Origin
C19: from French, from papetier maker of paper, from papierpaper
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