can·​nery | \ ˈka-nə-rē How to pronounce cannery (audio) \
plural canneries

Definition of cannery

: a factory for the canning of foods

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The canneries and processors dealt with some bear interference before processing began in June. Tyler Thompson, Anchorage Daily News, "Bears are breaking into the homes of Naknek residents," 10 July 2019 Her father, the late Frank L. DiNapoli, co-founded the Sun Garden Packing Co., which canned tomatoes at their Monterey Road cannery from 1938 to 1994. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, "‘Nonna’ DiNapoli to judge Little Italy San Jose’s sauce contest," 19 June 2019 But the first cannery on the river opened in 1866, and many more followed, fed by diabolical fish wheels that scooped millions of pounds of fish a year from the water. Sallie Tisdale, Harper's magazine, "Catechism of the Waters," 10 June 2019 The display shows tools from the first veterinary office, the first morgue services, items from Del Monte’s cannery, Ryan’s Hotel, Tao Tao’s and the Kirkish store. Katharina Woodman, The Mercury News, "Exhibit highlights Murphy Avenue’s checkered history," 23 June 2019 My son is one of the managers of a restaurant in what was once a cannery; a section of the floor is made of glass bricks so that customers can watch the sea lions lolling on the pilings below. Sallie Tisdale, Harper's magazine, "Catechism of the Waters," 10 June 2019 The groves and canneries of the Valley of Heart’s Delight were steadily giving way to Silicon Valley office parks. Jon Talton, The Seattle Times, "‘It’s the economy, stupid,’ and the bad luck of George H.W. Bush," 4 Dec. 2018 His family owned canneries going back to his great-grandfather. David Anderson, The Aegis, "After 20 years in the making, Harford County ag center opens," 7 May 2018 Before transferring packing operations were transferred to Morton, the cannery was at the center of things in Eureka. Steve Tarter, The Seattle Times, "EXCHANGE: Cannery now handles weddings instead of pumpkins," 19 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of cannery

1864, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of cannery

: a factory where food is put into cans


can·​nery | \ ˈka-nə-rē How to pronounce cannery (audio) \
plural canneries

Kids Definition of cannery

: a factory where foods are canned

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