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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Homemade strawberry jam is supercinchy to make if you’re not preserving it with wax seals in airtight jars to store in the root cellar for the long winter.
There isn't a mountain worthy of the name in these parts, and Measure's in the root cellar behind Vinegar Riley's house -- "
"They locked me in the root cellar an 'went upstairs," Asa continued.