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Meaning of SCULLERY

Pronunciation:  'skuluree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a small room (in large old British houses) next to the kitchen; where kitchen utensils are cleaned and kept and other rough household jobs are done
 

SCULLERY is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: room

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Scul"ler*y\, n.; pl. {Sculleries}. [Probably
originally, a place for washing dishes, and for swillery, fr.
OE. swilen to wash, AS. swilian (see {Swill} to wash, to
drink), but influenced either by Icel. skola, skyla, Dan.
skylle, or by OF. escuelier a place for keeping dishes, fr.
escuele a dish, F. ['e]cuelle, fr. L. scutella a salver,
waiter (cf. {Scuttle} a basket); or perhaps the English word
is immediately from the OF. escuelier; cf. OE. squyllare a
dishwasher.]
1. A place where dishes, kettles, and culinary utensils, are
   cleaned and kept; also, a room attached to the kitchen,
   where the coarse work is done; a back kitchen.

2. Hence, refuse; filth; offal. [Obs.] --Gauden.

 

 

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