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dair·y / ˈde(ə)rē/ • n. (pl. dair·ies) a building, room, or establishment for the storage, processing, and distribution of milk and milk products. ∎  a store where milk and milk products are sold. ∎  food made from or containing milk. • adj. containing or made from milk: dairy products. ∎  concerned with or involved in the production of milk: a dairy farmer.

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dairy XIII. ME. deierie, dayerie, f. deie, daye female servant, dairy-woman :- OE. dǣġe kneader of bread = ON. deigja :- Gmc. *daiʒjōn, f. base of Goth. deigan knead; cf. DOUGH. See -RY.

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Dairy

milking cows collectively, 1779.

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