- 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.
Origin of scullery
Examples from the Web for scullery
There were no scullery chores or sewing for this spirited redhead.Desperately Seeking Prince Charming
September 23, 2009
She went to the scullery and returned with cups and saucers which she put on the table.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
The Princess did not yet know of the engagement of His Highness to the scullery maid.The Vagrant Duke
The knif eboard in the scullery has n't been used above a—a few times.The Daltons, Volume II (of II)
Charles James Lever
There are those who said that you got out of the scullery window into the back street.Romance
Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
He followed her through the kitchen, the scullery, and so into her bedroom.Good Old Anna
Marie Belloc Lowndes
- mainly British a small room or part of a kitchen where washing up, vegetable preparation, etc is done
Word Origin and History for scullery
mid-15c. (early 14c. as a surname), "household department concerned with the care of kitchen utensils," from Old French escuelerie "office of the servant in charge of plates, etc.," from escuelier "keeper of the dishes," from escuele "dish" (12c., Modern French écuelle), from Latin scutella "serving platter, silver" (see scuttle (n.)).