[lahr-der] /ˈlɑr dər/

a room or place where food is kept; pantry.
a supply of food.
a room or cupboard, used as a store for food

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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