root cellar

noun
a cellar, partially or wholly underground and usually covered with dirt, where root crops and other vegetables are stored.

Origin:
1815–25

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Example sentences
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.
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