granary

noun gra·na·ry \ ˈgrā-nə-rē , ˈgra- \

Definition of granary

plural granaries
1 a :a storehouse for threshed grain
b :a region producing grain in abundance
2 :a chief source or storehouse

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Origin and Etymology of granary

Latin granarium, from granum grain

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GRANARY Defined for English Language Learners

granary

noun

Definition of granary for English Language Learners

  • : a building in which grain is stored


GRANARY Defined for Kids

granary

noun gra·na·ry \ ˈgrā-nə-rē , ˈgra- \

Definition of granary for Students

plural granaries
:a building in which grain is stored


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