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dairy

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noun, often attributive \ˈder-ē\

Simple Definition of dairy

  • : a farm that produces milk

  • : a place where milk is kept and butter or cheese is made

  • : a company that sells milk and foods made from milk (such as butter and cheese)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dairy

plural

dairies

  1. 1 :  a room, building, or establishment where milk is kept and butter or cheese is made

  2. 2 a :  the department of farming or of a farm that is concerned with the production of milk, butter, and cheese b :  a farm devoted to such production

  3. 3 :  an establishment for the sale or distribution chiefly of milk and milk products

Origin and Etymology of dairy

Middle English deyerie, from deye dairymaid, from Old English dǣge kneader of bread; akin to Old English dāg dough — more at dough


First Known Use: 14th century

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DAIRY Defined for Kids

dairy

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noun \ˈder-ē\

Definition of dairy for Students

plural

dairies

  1. 1 :  a place where milk is stored or is made into butter and cheese

  2. 2 :  a farm that produces milk

  3. 3 :  a company or a store that sells milk products




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