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cellar +‎ -y


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.