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Tuesday, January 25

Napery

[NAY-pər-ee]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: French, 14th century

1.

Household linen, especially tablecloths and napkins.

Examples of Napery in a sentence

"Cindy had color-coordinated napery for every holiday."

"The napery went into the laundry after the dinner party."

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About Napery

This word comes from Middle English via the Old French “naperie.” The root, “nape,” means “tablecloth.”

Did you Know?

“Napery,” while traditionally a word for household linens, is also a Sherwin-Williams paint color. It’s a warm tone; it either looks beige or closer to a buttercream yellow, depending on the light. This paint is featured in many home- design articles and Pinterest boards, particularly ones related to coastal designs.

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