/ˈsʌməhaʊs/ (say 'sumuhhows)

a simple, often rustic structure in a park or garden, intended to provide a shady, cool place in the summer.
{Middle English, from summer1 + house1}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • summerhouse — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. garden house, gazebo, pergola, alcove, vinery; see also resort 2 , retreat 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • summerhouse — sum|mer|house [ˈsʌməhaus US ər ] n a small building in your garden, where you can sit in warm weather …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • summerhouse — see summer house …   English dictionary

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