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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pleasure-house; a country-house; a summer-house in a garden.
  • n. A tavern with a beer-garden.

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  • Etymology as listed by Wordsmith.org: From Dutch lusthuis (country house), from German Lusthaus (summer house), from lust (pleasure). Earliest documented use: 1590.

    May 17, 2017