noun a farm where dairy products are produced
, from deie
, maid; of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. deigja
maid, dairymaid, Sw. deja
, orig., a baking maid, fr. Icel. deig
. 66. See Dough
- The place, room, or house where milk is kept, and converted into butter or cheese.
What stores my dairies and my folds contain.
- That department of farming which is concerned in the production of milk, and its conversion into butter and cheese.
Grounds were turned much in England either to feeding or dairy; and this advanced the trade of English butter.
- A dairy farm. R.
✍ Dairy is much used adjectively or in combination; as, dairy farm, dairy countries, dairy house or dairyhouse, dairyroom, dairywork, etc.
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