Calzephyr (calzephyr77) wrote in 1word1day,

Wednesday Word: Yakhchāl

Yakhchāl - noun.

A yakhchāl is a rather ingenious and curious structure first used in ancient Persia. They are a type of evaporative cooler used for making ice, chilling food and general food storage. They are made out of heat resistant materials and as a result, many are still standing today.

There are some great videos on YouTube that explain how a yakhchāl works, but be warned--you can easily find yourself in ancient alien territory!

Yakhchal of Yazd province.jpg

Tags: noun, persian, wordsmith: calzephyr77, y

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