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dairy

1. a company that supplies milk and milk products
2. 
a. a shop that sells provisions, esp milk and milk products
b. NZ a shop that remains open outside normal trading hours
3. a room or building where milk and cream are stored or made into butter and cheese

dairy

[′der·ē]
(agriculture)
A farm concerned with the production of milk.
(food engineering)
An establishment where milk products are made.

milk house

Before the 19th century, a small subsidiary structure in which milk and other dairy products were stored at a lowered temperature with cooling usually provided by slowly running cold spring water or the runoff from an icehouse; typically had overhanging eaves to shade it, and double walls and ceiling filled with a thermal insulator, such as sawdust; commonly had a concrete floor to promote cleanliness and louvers for ventilation; was separated from the barn for reasons of sanitation. This term replaced by the word dairy in the 1800s; health regulations have now made such structures obsolete.
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