sug·​ar·​house | \ ˈshu̇-gər-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce sugarhouse (audio) \

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

Examples of sugarhouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Maple syrup celebrations are back in some Northeast states, with COVID precautions," 23 Mar. 2021 For a list of participating sugarhouse and their hours, visit Susan Dunne,, "Maple sugaring season is here in Connecticut. How to enjoy it, while socially distancing," 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,, "Maple Syrup time at Swine Creek Reservation (photos)," 5 Mar. 2018 Up the road from the white clapboard farmhouse and red dairy barn is Jacques Couture’s sugarhouse. Jason Wilson, charlotteobserver, "Vermont’s maple syrup business is booming, thanks to technology and changing tastes," 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, "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,, "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,, "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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1 Apr 2021

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“Sugarhouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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