larder vs pantry


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‘You’re sure the larder is fully stocked?’ she asked, still thinking of the Donners.
Source: The Shining by Stephen King

In what way a larder is different from a pantry? At my residence, I have a built-in cupboard for storing food. Do I call it pantry or a larder? It looks very much the same whether I google pantry or larder images.

Thank you
  • Stoggler

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    UK English
    I agree with se16teddy, no difference as far as I'm concerned, and a quick look on a couple of online dictionaries (including the WR one) doesn't suggest any difference in meaning. Think it all comes down to personal preference: I'm more inclined to use the word larder, but that's only because it was the word my grandparents used for the one in their house when they were alive.
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