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 ?
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.
Next to the kitchen, and communicating with it by a door, was an outhouse; used, partly as a scullery, partly as a lumber-room.
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.
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.
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.
Billington, and dance like Hillisberg or Parisot; and embroider beautifully; and spell as well as a Dixonary itself; but she had such a kindly, smiling, tender, gentle, generous heart of her own, as won the love of everybody who came near her, from Minerva herself down to the poor girl in the scullery, and the one-eyed tart-woman's daughter, who was permitted to vend her wares once a week to the young ladies in the Mall.
But altogether all that did not amount to much either in the way of gain or prospects; so that when Winnie announced her engagement to Mr Verloc her mother could not help wondering, with a sigh and a glance towards the scullery, what would become of poor Stephen now.
It was a little lattice window, about five feet and a half above the ground, at the back of the house: which belonged to a scullery, or small brewing-place, at the end of the passage.
I saw your Isosceles servants, three in number, in the kitchen at supper, and the little Page in the scullery.
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.
The door was fastened, but after due knocking and waiting, and some parleying with a voice from an upper window, we were admitted by an old woman who had been commissioned to air and keep the house till our arrival, into a tolerably snug little apartment, formerly the scullery of the mansion, which Frederick had now fitted up as a kitchen.