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French coulisse (groove).


cullis (plural cullises)

  1. (architecture) A gutter in a roof.
  2. (architecture) A channel or groove, as for a side-scene in a theatre.
  3. A strong broth of meat, strained and made clear for someone who is ill or infirm; also, a savoury jelly.
    • Beaumont and Fletcher
      When I am excellent at caudles / And cullises [] you shall be welcome to me.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for cullis in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)




  1. second-person singular present subjunctive form of collir