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creamery

[kree-muh-ree]
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noun, plural cream·er·ies.
  1. a place where milk and cream are processed and where butter and cheese are produced.
  2. a place for the sale of milk and its products.
  3. a place where milk is set to form cream.

Origin of creamery

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; cream + -ery
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Examples from the Web for creamery

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  • All the persons who contracted the fever were supplied with milk from the creamery.

    Rural Hygiene

    Henry N. Ogden

  • He will never give you permission to plant a creamery there.

  • But, with all due respect to Colonel Carrington, we intend to have the creamery.

  • Lyle and several of the supporters of the creamery scheme awaited me there.

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for creamery

creamery

noun plural -eries
  1. an establishment where milk and cream are made into butter and cheese
  2. a place where dairy products are sold
  3. a place where milk is left to stand until the cream rises to the top
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for creamery

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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