Meaning of “dairy” in the English Dictionary

"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 producing milk, 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 supplies milk 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 supplies milk 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)