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[kree-muh-ree] /ˈkri mə ri/
noun, plural creameries.
a place where milk and cream are processed and where butter and cheese are produced.
a place for the sale of milk and its products.
a place where milk is set to form cream.
Origin of creamery
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75; cream + -ery Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I did hear it reported that Elder Fry calculates to give up preachin' an' go into the creamery business another spring.

    Strangers and Wayfarers Sarah Orne Jewett
  • But, with all due respect to Colonel Carrington, we intend to have the creamery.

    Lorimer of the Northwest Harold Bindloss
  • There was usually a rump steak and potatoes, bread and "creamery" butterine, and the inevitable New England doughnuts.

  • After they left the milk at the creamery they drove down to the station and got the trunk.

    Sunny Boy in the Country Ramy Allison White
  • I guess the chief danger will be from sparks lighting on the house and that creamery there.

    Left Guard Gilbert Ralph Henry Barbour
  • All the persons who contracted the fever were supplied with milk from the creamery.

    Rural Hygiene Henry N. Ogden
  • Oh well, he's a brave body and would do rightly if the creamery does the same.

    The Turn of the Road Rutherford Mayne
British Dictionary definitions for creamery


noun (pl) -eries
an establishment where milk and cream are made into butter and cheese
a place where dairy products are sold
a place where milk is left to stand until the cream rises to the top
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for creamery

1808, from French crémerie, from crème (see cream (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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