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root cellar

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

root′ cel`lar


n.
a cellar, often underground and usu. covered with dirt, where root crops and other vegetables are stored.
[1815–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.root cellar - an excavation where root vegetables are stored
excavation - a hole in the ground made by excavating
storage space - the area in any structure that provides space for storage
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