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
At the foot of the Black Mountains in Wales, in a dairy meadow filled with white tents, lies vibrant proof that the printed word is not dead.
No wonder then that the dairy cow is already the state’s official domestic animal and milk is the official state beverage.
New Zealand’s Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd. is the world’s largest dairy exporter, selling vast amounts of milk powder to China.
There are currently six Dairy Queens in the Treasure Valley.
It was built in 1906-07 in an Italianate style on a converted dairy farm in Carrollton that became a new residential development.
And Hometown Harvest and South Mountain Creamery, two online farmers markets based in Frederick County, merged last week to combine their delivery of produce, dairy and meats.
Cornstarch: 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon (10 grams), mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water, whisked into the simmering dairy, then cooked for 1 minute.
Ms. Gant’s family, for instance, was contacted after Mr. Zuckerberg saw a photo of their dairy farm that a friend of a friend had shared on Facebook.
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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
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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