dairy

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Etymology[edit]

Origin 1250–1300, (Middle English daierie and other forms), from dey (dairymaid) + -ery.

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Noun[edit]

dairy (plural dairies)

  1. A place, often on a farm, where milk is processed and turned into products such as butter and cheese.
  2. A shop selling dairy products.
  3. (also dairy products or dairy produce) Products produced from milk.
  4. (New Zealand) A corner-store, superette or 'mini-mart' of some description.

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Adjective[edit]

dairy (not comparable)

  1. Referring to products produced from milk.
  2. Referring to the milk production and processing industries
  3. (UK) On food labelling, containing fats only from dairy sources (e.g. dairy ice cream).

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References[edit]

  • dairy” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.