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sugar orchard

noun, Chiefly New England and South Midland U.S..
sugarbush (def 2).
Origin of sugar orchard
An Americanism dating back to 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The wind blew so hard that they could not breast it and were compelled to alight in a sugar orchard near our place.

  • There would be a sugar orchard that made many hundred pounds of sugar, and she would make the syrup and care for it.

    The American Country Girl Martha Foote Crow
  • My papa has a sugar orchard of three hundred trees, and has made seventeen hundred pounds of sugar this year.

  • They paid no attention to the amazed yells of inquiry from the horse-swappers, and disappeared behind the sugar orchard.

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