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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person, as in a monastic community, who is responsible for maintaining the supply of food and drink.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The person, usually in a monastery, responsible for providing food and drink.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A steward or butler of a monastery or chapter; one who has charge of procuring and keeping the provisions.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An officer in a monastery who has the care of the cellar, or the charge of procuring and keeping the provisions; also, an officer in a chapter who has the care of the temporals, and particularly of the distribution of bread, wine, and money to canons on account of their attendance in the choir.
  • n. Same as cellarman.
  • n. One who keeps wine- or spirit-cellars; a spirit-dealer or winemerchant. Also cellarist.

Etymologies

Middle English celerer, from Old French, from Latin cellārius, steward, from cella, storeroom; see kel-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
cellar +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

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