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armoire (s) (noun), armoires (pl)
1. A tall wardrobe or cabinet that was originally used as a place to store weapons: Ruth and Ed have two armoires that have two doors each and which they use to store their clothes and other items.
2. Etymology: from French armoire, from Old French armarie, "cupboard, bookcase, reliquary (a place where religious relics are stored or displayed; especially, the relics of saints); from Latin armarium, "a closet, a chest, a place for tools".
A large ornate cabinet or closet.
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