Pronunciation: (pan'trē), [key]
1. a room or closet in which food, groceries, and other provisions, or silverware, dishes, etc., are kept.
2. a room between the kitchen and dining room in which food is arranged for serving, glassware and dishes are stored, etc.
3. a shelter or other place where food is dispensed to the needy, either as groceries or as meals.
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