sommelier(redirected from Somelier)
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A restaurant employee who orders and maintains the wines sold in the restaurant and usually has extensive knowledge about wine and food pairings.
[French, from Old French, officer in charge of provisions, pack-animal driver, alteration of *sommerier, from sommier, beast of burden, from Vulgar Latin *saumārius; see summer2.]
(Commerce) a wine steward in a restaurant or hotel
[French: butler, via Old French from Old Provençal saumalier pack-animal driver, from Late Latin sagma a packsaddle, from Greek]
som•me•lier(ˌsʌm əlˈyeɪ; Fr. sɔ məˈlyeɪ)
n., pl. som•me•liers (ˌsʌm əlˈyeɪz; Fr. sɔ məˈlyeɪ)
a wine steward in a restaurant.
[1920–25; < French, Middle French, derivative of sommier one charged with arranging transport <somme burden]