Meaning of CISTERN in English

CISTERN

/ ˈsɪstən; NAmE -tərn/ noun

( BrE ) a container in which water is stored in a building, especially one in the roof or connected to a toilet

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English : from Old French cisterne , from Latin cisterna , from cista box, from Greek kistē .

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