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scullery

[ skuhl-uh-ree, skuhl-ree ]
/ ˈskʌl ə ri, ˈskʌl ri /
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noun, plural scul·ler·ies.Chiefly British.
a small room or section of a pantry in which food is cleaned, trimmed, and cut into cooking portions before being sent to the kitchen.
a small room or section of a pantry or kitchen in which cooking utensils are cleaned and stored.
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Origin of scullery

1300–50; Middle English squillerye< Middle Frenchescuelerie, equivalent to escuele dish (<Latin scutella, diminutive of scutra pan) + -rie-ry

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British Dictionary definitions for scullery

scullery
/ (ˈskʌlərɪ) /

noun plural -leries
mainly British a small room or part of a kitchen where washing up, vegetable preparation, etc is done

Word Origin for scullery

C15: from Anglo-Norman squillerie, from Old French escuelerie, from escuele a bowl, from Latin scutella, from scutra a flat tray
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