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.

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  • There isn't a mountain worthy of the name in these parts, and Measure's in the root cellar behind Vinegar Riley's house -- "

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  • "They locked me in the root cellar an 'went upstairs," Asa continued.

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

    June 9, 2008