Definition of granary in English:
noun (plural granaries)
1A storehouse for threshed grain.
- 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.
- 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.
late 16th century: from Latin granarium, from granum 'grain'.
Definition of granary in:
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