Meaning of CISTERN in English

CISTERN

noun see: chest Date: 13th century an artificial reservoir (as an underground tank) for storing liquids and especially water (as rainwater), a large usually silver vessel formerly used (as in cooling wine) at the dining table, a fluid-containing sac or cavity in an organism

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