Am"bry (#), n.; pl. Ambries (#). [OE. aumbry, almery, OF. almarie, armarie, aumaire, F. armoire, LL. armarium chest, cupboard, orig. a repository for arms, fr. L. arama arms. The word has been confused with almonry. See Armory.]
In churches, a kind of closet, niche, cupboard, or locker for utensils, vestments, etc.
A store closet, as a pantry, cupboard, etc.
[Improperly so used
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