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

n a small storeroom for storing foods or wines

buttery, pantry
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

n a supply of food especially for a household

Type of:
commissariat, provender, provisions, viands, victuals
a stock or supply of foods

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