silo

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

si·lo

noun \ˈsī-(ˌ)lō\

: a tower that is used to store food (such as grain or grass) for farm animals

: an underground structure that is used for storing and firing a missile

plural silos

Full Definition of SILO

1
:  a trench, pit, or especially a tall cylinder (as of wood or concrete) usually sealed to exclude air and used for making and storing silage
2
a :  a deep bin for storing material (as coal)
b :  an underground structure for housing a guided missile

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Origin of SILO

Spanish
First Known Use: 1856

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

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