from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A grove of sugar maples used as a source of maple syrup or maple sugar. Also called sugar orchard.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An evergreen shrub found in south-western United States of America
  • n. Forest dominated by sugar maples or other maples tapped for sugar

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Sugar orchard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as sugar-orchard.
  • n. See Protea.
  • n. A pretty, flowering shrub, Leucadendron melliferum, native to South Africa. Its flowers are surrounded by a large involucre, which contains a honey-like liquor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. evergreen shrub of southeastern United States with spikes of reddish yellow flowers and glandular hairy fruits


sugar + bush (Wiktionary)


  • The sugar bush lies near the groin of the old mountain, the “beech woods "over the eastern knee, and the Rundle Place, where now is Woodchuck Lodge, is on his skirts that look eastward.

    My Boyhood

  • It was in September, in the lot above the sugar bush ” cross-ploughing, to prepare the ground for rye.

    Our Friend John Burroughs


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