sugar bush


: a woods in which sugar maples predominate

Examples of sugar bush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For Mount Cabot Maple, drama hit the sugar bush in 2016 and again in 2017 in the form of a tent caterpillar infestation that defoliated so many trees that syrup production dropped 60 percent. Amanda Gokee,, 9 Aug. 2023 Then hike through the sugar bush to see and learn about sap collection and syrup-making. Chelsey Lewis, Journal Sentinel, 21 Feb. 2023 The narrow path ascends through a fragrant mix of laurel sumac, sugar bush and oak and ends at the giant stone outcropping (with its birdlike ridge) overlooking the city. Matt Pawlik, Los Angeles Times, 4 Aug. 2022 Be prepared to get muddy on this scramble through the sugar bush, following sap from tree to sugar house. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Mar. 2022 There will also be tours of the sugar bush, snacks and refreshments. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Mar. 2022 March 21, Maple Syrup Saturday, Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve, Appleton: Enjoy a pancake breakfast, hikes in the sugar bush and hands-on activities. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Feb. 2020 See tree tapping demonstrations, tour sugar bushes and enjoy food and entertainment at the Phelps School from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m April 7. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1 Apr. 2018 As the sap flows, the 42nd annual Maple Sugar Days will feature walks to the sugar bush and an old-time sugarin’ camp, from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25, at Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave., Franklin. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 19 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sugar bush was in 1823

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“Sugar bush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

sugar bush

: woods in which sugar maples are more numerous than other kinds of trees
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