scullery


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scul·ler·y

 (skŭl′ə-rē)
n. pl. scul·ler·ies
A small room adjoining a kitchen, in which dishwashing and other kitchen chores are done.

[Middle English, from Old French escuelerie, from escuelier, keeper of dishes, from escuele, dish, from Vulgar Latin *scūtella, alteration (influenced by scūtum, shield) of Latin scutella, salver, diminutive of scutra, platter.]

scullery

(ˈskʌlərɪ)
n, pl -leries
chiefly Brit a small room or part of a kitchen where washing up, vegetable preparation, etc is done
[C15: from Anglo-Norman squillerie, from Old French escuelerie, from escuele a bowl, from Latin scutella, from scutra a flat tray]

scul•ler•y

(ˈskʌl ə ri, ˈskʌl ri)

n., pl. -ler•ies.
a small room off a kitchen where food is prepared and utensils are cleaned and stored.
[1300–50; Middle English squillerye < Middle French escuelerie, derivative of escuele dish]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scullery - 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
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations
حُجْرَة غَسْل الأواني
umývárna nádobí
bryggers
mosogató
uppòvottaherbergi inn af eldhúsi
plovykla
trauku mazgātava
miestnosť na kuchynské práce
bulaşıkhane

scullery

[ˈskʌlərɪ]
A. N (esp Brit) → trascocina f, fregadero m
B. CPD scullery maid Nfregona f

scullery

[ˈskʌləri] narrière-cuisine f

scullery

nSpülküche f; scullery maidKüchenmagd f

scullery

[ˈskʌlərɪ] nretrocucina m or f inv

scullery

(ˈskaləri) plural ˈsculleries noun
a room for rough kitchen work such as cleaning pots, pans etc.
References in classic literature ?
The cook came forward to serve the food, when the Sheriff beheld in him his own former servant, and one whom he supposed was at the moment in the scullery at Nottingham.
I saw your Isosceles servants, three in number, in the kitchen at supper, and the little Page in the scullery.
At the sight of that we crawled as circumspectly as possible out of the twilight of the kitchen into the darkness of the scullery.
But the scullery you would not care to see; it is greasy, dirty, and odoriferous, while the stairs are in rags, and the walls so covered with filth that the hand sticks fast wherever it touches them.
The purposes for which a few shapeless pantries and a comfortless scullery were deemed sufficient at Fullerton, were here carried on in appropriate divisions, commodious and roomy.
No, Bunny, I bale out every drop and pour it away through the scullery sink, so you will kindly consult me before you turn a tap.
His satellites- the senior clerk, a countinghouse clerk, a scullery maid, a cook, two old women, a little pageboy, the coachman, and various domestic serfs- were seeing him off.
She had been cleaning knives in her little scullery, and when she had let him in she went back again, and turned on the cold-water tap to its fullest volume, and then turned it off again.
As he had sacked this castle some two years since he was familiar with its internal plan, and so he knew that through the scullery he could reach a small antechamber above, which let directly into the great hall.
They seemed to have died without suffering, one in the chair by the fire, the other upon the scullery floor.
Next to the kitchen, and communicating with it by a door, was an outhouse; used, partly as a scullery, partly as a lumber-room.
Shortly afterward, a working-man had brought a bundle of laths, and some mortar and plaster of Paris, which had been carefully placed together in a corner of the scullery.