humidor

noun
hu·​mi·​dor | \ˈhyü-mə-ˌdȯr, ˈyü-\

Definition of humidor 

: a case or enclosure (as for storing cigars) in which the air is kept properly humidified

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Another trick: Store garlic under an unglazed clay flower pot in a cupboard, creating a small humidor without cutting off air circulation, which can lead to rot. Jean Nick, Good Housekeeping, "7 Ways You Can Make Your Garlic Last Longer," 27 July 2018 The Colorado Rockies have used a humidor since 2002 for the same reason Arizona is installing one: to combat the effects of storing baseballs in dry conditions. Tom Verducci, SI.com, "MLB to Mandate That Baseballs Are Stored in Air Conditioned Room for 2018," 23 Feb. 2018 Many pointed to Chase Field’s new humidor as the reason why the Diamondbacks posted such feeble offensive statistics in April and May. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Red-hot Paul Goldschmidt has led Diamondbacks offense to power surge in June," 16 June 2018 Other highlights include dark wood paneling in the formal dining room, office, walk-in humidor and movie theater. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal lists Florida Shaq-topia for $28 million," 18 May 2018 The Arizona Diamondbacks are installing a humidor this season. Tom Verducci, SI.com, "MLB to Mandate That Baseballs Are Stored in Air Conditioned Room for 2018," 23 Feb. 2018 His home confines, meanwhile, aren’t as friendly thanks to the addition of a humidor at Chase Field. Si.com Staff, SI.com, "Nine Innings: Keys to a Dodgers Turnaround, Fixing Ohtani's Workload and MLB's Underappreciated Players," 20 May 2018 This lovely humidor case is odor resistant and lockable, and comes with an array of containers, a zinc alloy grinder and removable rolling tray. Olivia Hall, The Seattle Times, "Overstressed? 15 wellness trends to help you relax," 3 July 2018 Somebody forgot to tell the Milwaukee Brewers that the ball hasn’t been carrying as far at Chase Field since Arizona began storing baseballs in a humidor this season. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 8, Diamondbacks 2: Early long balls lead the way to a series victory," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of humidor

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for humidor

humid + -or (as in cuspidor)

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