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[dih-stil-uh-ree] /dɪˈstɪl ə ri/
noun, plural distilleries.
a place or establishment where distilling, especially the distilling of liquors, is done.
Origin of distillery
First recorded in 1670-80; distill + -ery Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for distillery


noun (pl) -eries
a place where alcoholic drinks, etc, are made by distillation
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for distillery

1670s, "act of distilling;" see distill + -ery. Meaning "place for distilling" is from 1759.

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