springhouse

[spring-hous]
noun, plural spring·hous·es [spring-hou-ziz] /ˈsprɪŋˌhaʊ zɪz/.
  1. a small storehouse built over a spring or part of a brook, for keeping such foods as meat and dairy products cool and fresh.

Origin of springhouse

An Americanism dating back to 1745–55; spring + house
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springhouse

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