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distillery

[dih-stil-uh-ree] /dɪˈstɪl ə ri/
noun, plural distilleries.
1.
a place or establishment where distilling, especially the distilling of liquors, is done.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; distill + -ery
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Examples from the web for distillery
  • It has been home to an alcohol distillery, a sugar refinery, and a tobacco factory.
  • distillery license holders may sell liquor to the department and to out-of-state-customers.
British Dictionary definitions for distillery

distillery

/dɪˈstɪlərɪ/
noun (pl) -eries
1.
a place where alcoholic drinks, etc, are made by distillation
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Word Origin and History for distillery
n.

1670s, "act of distilling;" see distill + -ery. Meaning "place for distilling" is from 1759.

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