noun, plural dair·ies for 1–4.
- daimyo bond,
- dairy breed,
- dairy cattle,
- dairy factory,
- dairy farm,
Origin of dairy
Examples from the Web for dairy
A few weeks after returning from England, I was trolling the dairy section and came across the Cotswold Double Gloucester.
Like Lent, the season of Advent was a period of reflection and fasting, and items such as dairy and sugar were forbidden.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts|Molly Hannon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mixing meat and dairy is a kosher rule-breaker, so they switched the cheese for potatoes.
“I had no sugars, no dairy, I had no carbs,” James announced with pride.2014 NBA Preview: Skinny LeBron and the Racist Ghost of Donald Sterling|Robert Silverman|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The inability to refrigerate has meant the end of perishables in Mosul such as meat and dairy.ISIS Robs Christians Fleeing Its Edict in Mosul: Convert, Leave, or Die|Andrew Slater|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In dairy work the individual preferences of the cows are given attention and their whimsy catered to by the herdsman.The Dollar Hen|Milo M. Hastings
The mortgage they had to work off was a stump; but faith and Luclarion's dairy did it.Real Folks|Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
This condition is of the utmost importance in the destruction of bacteria in the dairy and creamery.Outlines of dairy bacteriology|H. L. Russell
Mittens ran away to the dairy, and hid in an empty jar on the stone shelf where the milk pans stand.The Tale of Samuel Whiskers|Beatrix Potter
They should also have the wash of the house and the dairy, to which add meal, and sour in large tubs or barrels.Domestic Animals|Richard L. Allen
noun plural dairies
- a shop that sells provisions, esp milk and milk products
- NZa shop that remains open outside normal trading hours
- (modifier)of or relating to the production of milk and milk productsdairy cattle
- (in combination)a dairymaid; a dairyman
- food containing milk or milk productsshe can't eat dairy
- (as modifier)dairy produce
Word Origin for dairy
late 13c., "building for making butter and cheese; dairy farm," formed with Anglo-French -erie affixed to Middle English daie (in daie maid "dairymaid"), from Old English dæge "kneader of bread, housekeeper, female servant" (see dey (n.1)). The purely native word was dey-house.