Definition of dairy
1 : a room, building, or establishment where milk is kept and butter or cheese is made
2a : the department of farming or of a farm that is concerned with the production of milk, butter, and cheeseb : a farm devoted to such production
3 : an establishment for the sale or distribution chiefly of milk and milk products
4 : milk from a cow or other domestic animal (such as a goat); also : food (such as ice cream, cheese, or yogurt) made primarily of or from milk
dairyadjective dairy products
Recent Examples of dairy from the Web
His letter aims at protected Canadian sectors such as telecoms and financial services (and, less explicitly, dairy and poultry farming).
The indictment alleges that Jones operated a business buying bull calves from dairy farms in Wisconsin and selling them to cattle ranches in Texas and Missouri.
The land is part of what was once a large dairy farm founded by the Whelan family at the turn of the 20th century and operated through the 1980s.
European negotiators had insisted that Japan lower import duties on a range of agricultural goods, in particular dairy products, an area that Tokyo has staunchly protected.
Since it was signed, Canada and Mexico have become by far America’s largest export markets for products like corn, pork, beef, dairy, soybeans and poultry, and overall total exports have grown from $9 billion in 1993 to $41 billion by 2014.
Several fringe Hindu groups, apparently emboldened by the stunning political rise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party, have attacked Muslim cattle traders and dairy farmers.
Or, be wild and try it with tart cherries! Cherries pair beautifully with herbs like sage and mint and with dairy like yogurt and ricotta.
Some, however, were privately owned, such as the First Student school bus, and Shatto dairy farm delivery truck giving away samples of local milk and ice cream.
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DAIRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dairy for English Language Learners
: 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)
DAIRY Defined for Kids
Definition of dairy for Students
1 : a place where milk is stored or is made into butter and cheese
2 : a farm that produces milk
3 : a company or a store that sells milk products
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