root cellar

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root cellar (plural root cellars)

  1. A structure built underground or partially underground and used to store vegetables, fruits, and nuts or other foods.
    Potatoes can keep if they are in a root cellar.


root cellar (third-person singular simple present root cellars, present participle root cellaring, simple past and past participle root cellared)

  1. To cellar (food) in a root cellar.
    The growers will root cellar whatever portion of the crop does not sell at harvest time.