sugarhouse

noun
sug·​ar·​house | \ˈshu̇-gər-ˌhau̇s \

Definition of sugarhouse 

: a building where sugar is made or refined specifically : one where maple sap is boiled and maple syrup and maple sugar are made

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As sap gushes into the sugarhouse, its first stop is to undergo reverse osmosis to extract water, which significantly cuts down the sap’s boiling time, reducing fuel and increasing efficiency. Jason Wilson, sacbee, "Vermont industry turns over a new leaf | The Sacramento Bee," 24 Apr. 2018 For weeks now, sap has been flowing through these tubes into 10 tanks, each holding 7,000 gallons, at the Runamok Maple sugarhouse, a block of a building that looks more like a small factory than the shedlike shacks of New England lore. Stephanie Hanes, The Christian Science Monitor, "Maple syrup inc.: Vermont’s maple syrup tradition goes high tech, high finance," 18 Apr. 2018 This year, check out Hilltop Boilers in Newfield, which just opened its new sugarhouse and will host the Axe Women Loggers of Maine, who will demonstrate axe throwing, log chipping, and sawing. Kari Bodnarchuk, BostonGlobe.com, "Here, there, and everywhere," 13 Mar. 2018 Pancake Breakfasts, Maple Tours and Tastings: ASHTABULA Bissell Maple Farm: Free sugarhouse tours and pancakes with the family's bourbon barrel-aged syrup, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11. Debbi Snook, cleveland.com, "Where to find real maple syrup pancake breakfasts and trips to the sugarbush (photos)," 7 Mar. 2018

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1600, in the meaning defined above

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