(d"r), n.;
pl. Dairies (-rz).
[OE. deierie, from deie, daie, maid; of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. deigja maid, dairymaid, Sw. deja, orig., a baking maid, fr. Icel. deig. 66. See Dough.] 1. The place, room, or house where milk is kept, and converted into butter or cheese.
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What stores my dairies and my folds contain.
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2. That department of farming which is concerned in the production of milk, and its conversion into butter and cheese.
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Grounds were turned much in England either to feeding or dairy; and this advanced the trade of English butter.
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3. A dairy farm. [R.]
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Dairy is much used adjectively or in combination; as, dairy farm, dairy countries, dairy house or dairyhouse, dairyroom, dairywork, etc.
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