Meaning of CISTERN in English

CISTERN

/sis"teuhrn/ , n.

1. a reservoir, tank, or container for storing or holding water or other liquid.

2. Anat. a reservoir or receptacle of some natural fluid of the body.

[ 1250-1300; ME cistern ( e ) cisterna, equiv. to cist ( a ) (see CIST 1 ) + -erna n. suffix ]

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