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sugar camp

noun Chiefly North Midland U.S., especially Indiana and Ohio.
  1. a grove of sugar maples.
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Origin of sugar camp

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80
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Historical Examples

  • The distance was only about three miles, or less, from the house to the sugar-camp.

    The House in the Water

    Charles G. D. Roberts

  • However, I will get back to where I was—our first afternoon in the sugar-camp.

  • It meant several nights spent in the sugar-camp in the woods, a-gypsying.

  • His course from school on the evening that something happened lay through the sugar-camp.

    The Hoosier Schoolmaster

    Edward Eggleston

  • It ran through a thicket of willows, through the sugar-camp, and out into Means's pasture.

    The Hoosier Schoolmaster

    Edward Eggleston