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root cellar

a cellar, partially or wholly underground and usually covered with dirt, where root crops and other vegetables are stored.
Origin of root cellar
1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • If a root cellar be required, it may be made under the front part of the main floor, and a trap-door lead to it.

    Rural Architecture Lewis Falley Allen
  • root cellar, I repeated, too perturbed to say anything else.

    A Tenderfoot Bride Clarice E. Richards
  • Mun stored both in the root cellar, that was closed by a latch.

    The Duck-footed Hound James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • It was from Polo, who had been left to guard the door of the root cellar.

  • One cook got lost between the flour bin and the root cellar and nearly starved to death before he was found.

  • Great heavens, Owen, cant you have someone go through the root cellar, to see if there is anything out of the way there?

    A Tenderfoot Bride Clarice E. Richards
  • She ran down the hall and out the back door toward the root cellar.

    Virginia of Elk Creek Valley Mary Ellen Chase

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