Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A commercial establishment for processing or selling milk and milk products.
  • n. A place where milk and cream are stored and processed.
  • n. A dairy farm.
  • n. The dairy business; dairying.
  • adj. Of, for, or relating to milk or milk products: the dairy section at the grocery store.
  • adj. Of or relating to dairying.
  • adj. Judaism Of, relating to, or intended for the consumption or preparation of milk or milk products exclusively, as dictated by dietary law.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A place, often on a farm, where milk is processed and turned into products such as butter and cheese.
  • n. A shop selling dairy products.
  • n. Products produced from milk.
  • n. A corner-store, superette or 'mini-mart' of some description.
  • adj. referring to products produced from milk.
  • adj. referring to the milk production and processing industries
  • adj. on food labelling, containing fats only from dairy sources (e.g. dairy ice cream)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The place, room, or house where milk is kept, and converted into butter or cheese.
  • n. That department of farming which is concerned in the production of milk, and its conversion into butter and cheese.
  • n. A dairy farm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That branch of farming which is concerned with the production of milk, and its conversion into butter and cheese.
  • n. A house or room where milk and cream are kept and made into butter and cheese.
  • n. A shop where milk, butter, etc., are sold.
  • n. A dairy-farm.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a farm where dairy products are produced

Etymologies

Middle English daierie : Middle English daie, dairymaid (from Old English dǣge, bread kneader; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots) + Anglo-Norman -erie, place (from Old French; see -ery).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Origin 1250-1300, (Middle English daierie and other forms), from dey ("dairymaid") + -ery. (Wiktionary)

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  • NZ slang - corner store.

    February 8, 2009