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[sel-er-er] /ˈsɛl ər ər/
a person in a monastery or community who is responsible for supplying food and drink. Unabridged
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  • The cellarer, accompanied by two lay brethren, appeared under this vault.

  • The cellarer was the monastic purveyor of all foodstuffs for the community.

    English Monastic Life Abbot Gasquet
  • But why shouldn't he sing 'Simon the cellarer' at the beginning just as well as at the end?

  • Bring,” he said to his cellarer, “bring that kettle of wine with cinnamon.

    The Legend of Ulenspiegel Charles de Coster
  • As they sat awaiting the cellarer burst in upon them, full of exultation.

  • Then let him have the best food and drink my butler and cellarer can set before him.

    A Friend of Caesar William Stearns Davis
  • With the assistance of Roger de Parco, the cellarer, he made a large table very handsome, and partly fabricated of metal.

    Bibliomania in the Middle Ages Frederick Somner Merryweather
  • The cellarer and hospitaller, after complines, wait upon the guests, yet observing the strictest silence.

    London Walter Besant
  • I could tell it in his first sentence, and it's a swordsman's hand, not a cellarer's fingers, he gave me a moment ago.

    Doom Castle Neil Munro
  • At one time these gastronomics were so heaped up that they reached the level of the staircase where the cellarer stood.

British Dictionary definitions for cellarer


a monastic official responsible for food, drink, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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