scullery

[skuhl-uh-ree, skuhl-ree]
noun, plural sculleries. Chiefly British.
1.
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.
2.
a small room or section of a pantry or kitchen in which cooking utensils are cleaned and stored.

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

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scullery (ˈskʌlərɪ)
 
n , pl -leries
chiefly (Brit) a small room or part of a kitchen where washing up, vegetable preparation, etc is done
 
[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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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" (see scuttle (n.)).
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Example sentences
It must have come from one of those grand old homes with a big scullery kitchen
  and servants.
Ma came in from the scullery with a big plate of buttered bread.
The other helped to repair three electric motors including the dishwasher motor
  in the scullery.
Sinks, scullery sinks and floor drains which are used for washdown purposes
  only.
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