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cannery

Syllabification: can·ner·y
Pronunciation: /ˈkanərē
 
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Definition of cannery in English:

noun (plural canneries)

A factory where food is canned.
Example sentences
  • It's coming to the end, the factories and canneries slowly sink into the grit.
  • She worked for years in the berry fields of Oregon as well as in local canneries and frozen food processing plants.
  • Foreign-born women staffed canneries, textile mills, and garment factories and worked as cooks and child-care providers for middle-class Americans.

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