scullery
noun (plural -leries) Etymology: 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 Date: 15th century a room for cleaning and storing dishes and cooking utensils and for doing messy kitchen work

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  • Scullery — may refer to:*Dishwashing *Scullery (room) * Scullery maid …   Wikipedia

  • Scullery — Scul ler*y (sk[u^]l l[ e]r*[y^]), n.; pl. {Sculleries} (sk[u^]l l[ e]r*[i^]z). [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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scullery — early 14c., household department concerned with the care of kitchen utensils, from O.Fr. escuelerie office of the servant in charge of plates, etc., from escuelier keeper of the dishes, from escuelle dish, from L. scutella serving platter, silver …   Etymology dictionary

  • scullery — ► NOUN (pl. sculleries) ▪ a small kitchen or room at the back of a house used for washing dishes and other dirty household work. ORIGIN Old French escuelerie, from Latin scutella salver …   English terms dictionary

  • scullery — [skul′ər ē] n. pl. sculleries [ME, room for care of plates, pans, and kitchen utensils < OFr escuelerie < escuelle, a dish < L scutella, salver, tray, dim. of scutra, platter] Now Rare a room adjoining the kitchen, where pots and pans… …   English World dictionary

  • scullery — noun (formerly) A small room, next to a kitchen, where washing up and other domestic chores are done. With the ring of light from his lantern dancing from side to side, he lurched across the yard, kicked off his boots at the back door, drew… …   Wiktionary

  • scullery — [15] A scullery is etymologically a place where ‘dishes’ are handled. For it goes back ultimately to Latin scutra ‘wooden dish’. Its diminutive form scutella was used for a sort of square tray or stand for plates, glasses, vases, etc. Association …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • scullery — UK [ˈskʌlərɪ] / US [ˈskʌl(ə)rɪ] noun [countable] Word forms scullery : singular scullery plural sculleries a room next to the kitchen that some old houses have, used for washing dishes or clothes …   English dictionary

  • scullery — [15] A scullery is etymologically a place where ‘dishes’ are handled. For it goes back ultimately to Latin scutra ‘wooden dish’. Its diminutive form scutella was used for a sort of square tray or stand for plates, glasses, vases, etc. Association …   Word origins

  • scullery — noun Scullery is used before these nouns: ↑maid …   Collocations dictionary

  • scullery — [[t]skʌ̱ləri[/t]] sculleries N COUNT A scullery is a small room next to a kitchen where washing and other household tasks are done. [BRIT, OLD FASHIONED] …   English dictionary

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