Farm with dairy cows or cattle. In the 13-14c, many of these were to be found in Yorkshire and Lancashire, on land not suitable for arable crops. [< Lat. vacca = a cow]

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  • Vaccary — Vac ca*ry, n. [LL. vaccarium, from L. vacca cow. Cf. {Vachery}.] A cow house, dairy house, or cow pasture. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Wright. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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