milkhouse

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Etymology[edit]

From milk +‎ house.

Noun[edit]

milkhouse (plural milkhouses)

  1. A place where milk is processed into milk products such as butter or cheese; a dairy.
    • 1949, University of Wisconsin. Extension Service, Special circular:
      The milkhouse should be well insulated so that a minimum amount of heat will be needed during winter.
    • 1972, Amos Long, The Pennsylvania German family farm:
      On many farms the early milkhouse and pumphouse were one. Most farmers during the latter part of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries with a herd of milk cows had a milkhouse.