dairy

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

dairy

noun, often attributive \ˈder-ē\

: 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)

plural dair·ies

Full Definition of DAIRY

1
:  a room, building, or establishment where milk is kept and butter or cheese is made
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
:  an establishment for the sale or distribution chiefly of milk and milk products

Origin of DAIRY

Middle English deyerie, from deye dairymaid, from Old English ̄ge kneader of bread; akin to Old English dāg dough — more at dough
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: dairy breed
Previous Word in the Dictionary: daiquiri
All Words Near: dairy

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up dairy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More