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[kree-muh-ree] /ˈkri mə ri/
noun, plural creameries.
a place where milk and cream are processed and where butter and cheese are produced.
a place for the sale of milk and its products.
a place where milk is set to form cream.
Origin of creamery
1870-75, Americanism; cream + -ery Unabridged
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Examples from the web for creamery
  • Some deliver packages to the crematorium instead of the creamery.
  • There were even artists on hand, as awkwardly interested as cows at a creamery.
  • The two together made the whole package: the satyr in the creamery, cavorting among the dairymaids.
  • The skinny cows, the creamery and the kosher butcher who slaughtered the chickens have all been gone for almost half a century.
  • The employe worked as a production laborer for the employer, a creamery.
  • A creamery is an establishment where dairy products are prepared or sold.
British Dictionary definitions for creamery


noun (pl) -eries
an establishment where milk and cream are made into butter and cheese
a place where dairy products are sold
a place where milk is left to stand until the cream rises to the top
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Word Origin and History for creamery

1808, from French crémerie, from crème (see cream (n.)).

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