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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)
Etymology: Origin 1250-1300, from daierie equivalent to daie, deie (dairymaid, from dge ,bread maker or bread kneader, see dheigh- in Indo-European roots), comparable with deigja + Anglo-Norman -erie (place) (from , see -ery)


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