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scullery

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noun scul·lery \ˈskə-lə-rē, ˈskəl-rē\

Simple Definition of scullery

  • : a room that is near the kitchen in a large and usually old house and that is used for washing dishes, doing messy kitchen tasks, etc.

Full Definition of scullery

plural scul·ler·ies

  1. :  a room for cleaning and storing dishes and cooking utensils and for doing messy kitchen work

Origin of scullery

Middle English squilerie, sculerie department of household in charge of dishes, from Anglo-French esquilerie, from escuele, eskel bowl, from Latin scutella drinking bowl — more at scuttle


First Known Use: 15th century


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