from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sugar refinery or processing plant, especially a building in which maple sap is boiled down to yield maple syrup and maple sugar.

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  • n. In former times, a factory for the refining of raw sugar from Barbados.
  • n. A small cabin or shack where sap collected from sugar maples is boiled into maple syrup.


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  • On our way back down we passed the sugarhouse, a three-sided barn with sagging walls.

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  • The late, great esssayist and Vermont farmer on life with cows, woodstoves, a sugarhouse, and tourists.

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  • Perrin died on November 21, 2004, after a distinguished but unpretentious life as a professor of English at Dartmouth College and 41-year resident of a Vermont farm graced by apple trees, stone walls, and a sugarhouse.

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  • We made ours on the stove in small batches, but we always made sure we went to a commercial sugarhouse to get the full experience and stock up for the year - there is just nothing like that smell in all the world!

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  • I also love the smell of a sugarhouse in the spring.

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  • He had a sugarhouse and negroes, and the latter stole from him a considerable sum.

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  • They enjoyed visiting a sugarhouse, where maple syrup was made.

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  • He and Reiffen had made friends with Spinner's dogs a long time since, just in case they ever had the opportunity to visit Enna Spinner's sugarhouse by night.

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  • A Ford F-150 pulled in after me, but the only other building in sight was a darkened sugarhouse in a field directly across the road.

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  • Five eggs, half pound of brown sugar, half pound fresh butter, a pint of sugarhouse molasses, a pound and a half of flour, four tablespoonfuls of ginger, two large sticks of cinnamon, three dozen grains of allspice, three dozen of cloves, juice and grated peel of two lemons.

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