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root cellar

noun
1.
a cellar, partially or wholly underground and usually covered with dirt, where root crops and other vegetables are stored.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
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Examples from the web for root cellar
  • During the summer, the couple keep food cool in a root cellar they fashioned out of an old refrigerator.
  • Gardening books from the eighteenth century note it as a way of storing root vegetables that couldn't fit in the root cellar.
  • Two sheds, a storage building, and a root cellar contribute to the nominated property.
  • It's time to get off my duff and store that stuff in the root cellar.
  • The only remains of the house were a chimney base and a large, shallow root cellar.
  • On the kitchen floor there is hatch door that leads to the root cellar.
  • Dry goods, such as potatoes, were kept in the root cellar on the back side of the house.
  • To the east of the store stood a granary and root cellar.
  • In the warehouse area a root cellar, two latrines, and a garage were constructed.
  • Outbuildings include the ruins of a brick smokehouse and a stone root cellar.

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