Definition of cellaress in English:

cellaress

noun

historical
  • A woman (especially a nun) in a convent or similar establishment charged with the safe keeping and distribution of provisions.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Rule of St. Benet. From cellar + -ess, after cellarer. Compare post-classical Latin cellararissa, Old French celeresse.

Pronunciation

cellaress

/sɛləˈrɛs//ˈsɛlərɪs/