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springhouse

[ spring-hous ]
/ ˈsprɪŋˌhaʊs /
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noun, plural spring·hous·es [spring-hou-ziz]. /ˈsprɪŋˌhaʊ zɪz/.

a small storehouse built over a spring or part of a brook, for keeping such foods as meat and dairy products cool and fresh.

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Origin of springhouse

An Americanism dating back to 1745–55; spring + house
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British Dictionary definitions for springhouse

springhouse
/ (ˈsprɪŋˌhaʊs) /

noun

a storehouse built over a spring for keeping dairy products and meat cool and fresh
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