cellary

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cellar +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

cellary ‎(comparative more cellary, superlative most cellary)

  1. Characteristic of a cellar; musty, gloomy, etc.
    • 1864, New York State Agricultural Society, Proceedings of the annual meeting: Volume 23 (page 449)
      Cellars, where the direct rays of the sun cannot enter, are often used as milk rooms, but there is always a cellary odor in them which impairs the flavor of the butter.
    • 1880, Marion Harland, Loiterings in pleasant paths
      There is a cellary smell in all these old stone churches where slumber the mighty dead, suggestive of must, mould, and cockroaches, and on the hottest day a chill, like that of an ice-house.