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dairy Tweet Definition of dairy Like Definition of dairy on Facebook
noun (dair, ies)
  1. place, often on a farm, where milk is processed and turned into products such as butter and cheese
  2. a shop selling dairy products
  3. (also dairy products or dairy produce) products produced from milk.
  4. a corner-store, superette or 'mini-mart' of some description.
adjective 
  1. referring to products produced from milk.
  2. referring to the milk production and processing industries
  3. on food labelling, containing fats only from dairy sources (e.g. dairy ice cream)
     
Diaspora Tweet Definition of Diaspora Like Definition of Diaspora on Facebook
noun 
  1. A dispersion of a group of people from their native land, commonly used in reference to the Jews.
  2. The Jews that were scattered among the Gentiles after Babylonian captivity
  3. A dispersion of an originally homogeneous entity, such as a language or culture: "the diaspora of English into several mutually incomprehensible languages" (Randolph Quirk)
     
dispersion Tweet Definition of dispersion Like Definition of dispersion on Facebook
noun 
  1. The state of being dispersed; dispersedness.
  2. A process of dispersing.
  3. The degree of scatter of data.
  4. The separation of visible light by refraction or diffraction.
     
dreidel Tweet Definition of dreidel Like Definition of dreidel on Facebook
noun 
  1. a four-sided spinning top, a symbol of Judaism
     

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