Definition of granary in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈgran(ə)ri

noun (plural granaries)

  • 1A storehouse for threshed grain.
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    • However, they should consider sprinkling the powder inside the granaries before the grain has been stored.
    • A host of additional outbuildings were discovered as well, including two dairies, a smokehouse, a granary, and two storehouses, all adjacent to the house.
    • They have prevented the government building granaries and food depots that could store grain from one year to the next.
  • 1.1A region producing large quantities of corn.
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    • Sugar cane is also grown there and the whole region is known as ‘the granary of the sub continent’.
    • But having trashed the place, the Romans eventually fancied it for themselves; a new city was built over the ruins of Carthage, and Tunisia became the granary of the Roman Empire.
    • It was also the site of critical imperial rice granaries that supplied the capital.
  • 2British trademark short for granary bread.
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    • All the bread (white, granary, warm soda, or toasted apricot & walnut), marmelades and jams are home-made too.
    • Place a slice of lightly buttered granary toast on each plate and spoon the scrambled egg on top.


late 16th century: from Latin granarium, from granum 'grain'.

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