/stil"roohm', -room'/, n.
1. (in a large house) a room for distilling or for the preparation of special foods and drinks.
2. a room off a kitchen for making tea, coffee, etc., and for storing liquors, tea, preserves, jams, wine, etc.
[1700-10; STILL2 + ROOM]

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