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"dairy" in British English

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dairyadjective

uk   /ˈdeə.ri/  us   /ˈder.i/
B2 used to refer to ​cows that are used for ​producingmilk, ​rather than ​meat, or to ​foods that are made from ​milk, such as ​cream, ​butter, and ​cheese: dairy ​cattle dairy ​farmers dairy ​products

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dairynoun

uk   /ˈdeə.ri/  us   /ˈder.i/
[C] a ​place on a ​farm where ​milk and ​cream are ​kept and ​cheese and ​butter are made, or a ​company that ​suppliesmilk and ​products made from ​milk [U] foods that are made from ​milk, such as ​cream, ​butter, and ​cheese: a dairy-free ​diet I was ​advised not to ​eat too much dairy.

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(Definition of dairy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dairynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈdeər·i/
a ​place on a ​farm where ​milk and ​cream are ​kept and ​cheese and ​butter are made, a ​company that ​suppliesmilk and ​products made from ​milk, or ​milk and ​products made from ​milk: [U] She ​eats no ​meat and very little dairy. [U] I’ll only ​buy nonfat dairy ​products.
(Definition of dairy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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