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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An underground pit or cellar, usually covered with earth, used for the storage of root crops and other vegetables.

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  • n. a structure built underground or partially underground and used to store vegetables, fruits, and nuts or other foods

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  • n. an excavation where root vegetables are stored


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  • A root cellar is a structure that was used before the advent of electricity to store vegetables.

    June 9, 2008