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1. A small closed space connected to a kitchen, often with a door, in which food and utensils for food preparation can be stored.
2. A highly ventilated cold small room or walk-in cupboard with shelves and a marble surface used for storing food.
3. Etymology: from about 1300 which came from Anglo-Frrench panetrie from Old French paneterie, "bread room"; from Medieval Latin (about 700 A.D. to about 1500 A.D.) panataria, "office" or "room of a servant who has charge of the food"; literally, "bread"; from Latin panis, "bread".
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