When your mother buys groceries, she puts them in the larder or the pantry. A larder is a room or cabinet where you store food.

Larder is an old-fashioned word, created back when people used lard — rendered animal fat — to grease pans and cook food. The larder is where they kept their bacon and their lard. Now it's where you keep your potato chips and your cookies.

Definitions of larder
  1. noun
    a small storeroom for storing foods or wines
    synonyms: buttery, pantry
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    still room, stillroom
    a pantry or storeroom connected with the kitchen (especially in a large house) for preparing tea and beverages and for storing liquors and preserves and tea etc
    type of:
    storage room, storeroom, stowage
    a room in which things are stored
  2. noun
    a supply of food especially for a household
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    type of:
    commissariat, provender, provisions, viands, victuals
    a stock or supply of foods
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