A cannery is a factory where food is canned.

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  • Cannery — Can ner*y, n. A place where the business of canning fruit, meat, etc., is carried on. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cannery — 1879, from the derived verb from CAN (Cf. can) (n.) + ERY (Cf. ery) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cannery — ► NOUN (pl. canneries) ▪ a factory where food is canned …   English terms dictionary

  • cannery — ☆ cannery [kan′ər ē ] n. pl. canneries a factory where foods are canned …   English World dictionary

  • cannery — UK [ˈkænərɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms cannery : singular cannery plural canneries a factory where food is put into cans …   English dictionary

  • cannery — noun A factory that produces canned goods. Jim had a summer job cleaning and packing salmon at the fish cannery. Syn: packing plant, packinghouse …   Wiktionary

  • cannery —   Hale ho okomo kini.    ♦ Pineapple cannery, hale hana hala kahiki …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • cannery — noun (plural neries) Date: 1864 a factory for the canning of foods …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cannery — /kan euh ree/, n., pl. canneries. a factory where foodstuffs, as meat, fish, or fruit are canned. [1865 70, Amer.; CAN2 + ERY] * * * …   Universalium

  • cannery — can|ne|ry [ˈkænəri] n plural canneries a factory where food is put into cans …   Dictionary of contemporary English