from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A deep, often metal lined drawer in a sideboard used for storing a a small selection of wines and liquors.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A receptacle, as in a dining room, for a few bottles of wine or liquor, made in the form of a chest or coffer, or a deep drawer in a sideboard, and usually lined with metal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A case for holding bottles or decanters, as of wine, cordials, etc., sometimes also several liqueur-glasses.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. sideboard with compartments for holding bottles


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  • The cellaret is a tin vessel, in which ices are kept for a short time from dissolving.

    The Book of Household Management

  • There was the old cellaret with nothing in it, lined with lead, like a sort of coffin in compartments; there was the old dark closet, also with nothing in it, of which he had been many a time the sole contents, in days of punishment, when he had regarded it as the veritable entrance to that bourne to which the tract had found him galloping.

    Little Dorrit

  • Lavinia rose and walked toward an octagonal cellaret; opening the lid, she took out a decanter of sherry and two glasses.


  • Under the sideboard stands a cellaret that looks as if it held half a bottle of currant wine, and a shivering plate-warmer that never could get any comfort out of the wretched old cramped grate yonder.

    Mens Wives

  • Sir Walpole Crawley is looking from its black corner at the bare boards and the oiled fire-irons, and the empty card-racks over the mantelpiece: the cellaret has lurked away behind the carpet: the chairs are turned up heads and tails along the walls: and in the dark corner opposite the statue, is an old-fashioned crabbed knife-box, locked and sitting on a dumb waiter.

    Vanity Fair

  • The room was carpeted, and there was a sofa in it, though a very old one, and two arm-chairs and a mahogany office-table, and a cellaret, which was generally well supplied with wine which Dobbs Broughton did not get out of the vaults of his neighbours, Burton and Bangles.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • He tried the cellaret, which was as often open as locked, but now unfortunately it was closed.

    Castle Richmond

  • A board was found, fixed on two saddles and covered with a horsecloth, a small samovar was produced and a cellaret and half a bottle of rum, and having asked Mary Hendrikhovna to preside, they all crowded round her.

    War and Peace

  • She unlocked the cellaret and stood for a moment with the bottle and glass pressed to her bosom.

    Gone with the Wind

  • She would have to put the bottle back in the cellaret before morning, filled to the top with water.

    Gone with the Wind


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  • He seemed a hail fellow well met

    And offered his "last" cigarette

    He bought with his bonhomie

    A friend with economy

    For many "last" bide in his cellaret.

    June 9, 2016