Purgery Pur"ger*y, n. The part of a sugarhouse where the molasses is drained off from the sugar. [1913 Webster]

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  • purgery — “bleaching room for sugar,” 1858, from Fr. purgerie (19c.), from purger (see PURGE (Cf. purge)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • purgery — purg·ery …   English syllables

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