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Gran"a*ry (?), n.; pl. Granaries (#). [L. granarium, fr. granum grain. See Garner.]

A storehouse or repository for grain, esp. after it is thrashed or husked; a cornhouse; also (Fig.), a region fertile in grain.<-- in this sense, equivalent to "breadbasket", used figuratively -->

The exhaustless granary of a world.
Thomson.

 

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