sug·​ar·​house ˈshu̇-gər-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce sugarhouse (audio)
: a building where sugar is made or refined
specifically : one where maple sap is boiled and maple syrup and maple sugar are made

Examples of sugarhouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Free sugarhouse tours and tastings. Walter Nicklin, Washington Post, 16 June 2022 Foodies won’t want to miss the Mud & Maple Adventure Dinner at the sugarhouse on April 1. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 3 Mar. 2023 The sugarhouse is too small to have other people inside and maintain a safe distance but French doors built into it allow people to see the process from outside, Stanley said. Lisa Rathke, USA TODAY, 23 Mar. 2021 For a list of participating sugarhouse and their hours, visit Susan Dunne,, 4 Mar. 2021 Burns, an employee with the Geauga County Park District, is hard at work with her colleagues inside the sugarhouse during the Sap's-a-Risin'! Lisa Dejong,, 5 Mar. 2018 Up the road from the white clapboard farmhouse and red dairy barn is Jacques Couture’s sugarhouse. Jason Wilson, charlotteobserver, 4 May 2018 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, 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, 18 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sugarhouse was in 1600

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“Sugarhouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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sug·​ar·​house ˈshu̇g-ər-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce sugarhouse (audio)
: a building where maple sap is boiled to make maple syrup and maple sugar
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