noun, plural summerhouses [suhm-er-hou-ziz] .
a simple, often rustic structure in a park or garden, intended to provide shade in the summer.

1350–1400; Middle English sumer hous. See summer1, house Unabridged
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summerhouse (ˈsʌməˌhaʊs)
a small building in a garden or park, used for shade or recreation in the summer

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He sometimes heard the voice of the divine and went twice daily, alone, to a small summerhouse he had built on his estate to pray.
Shown in the engraving are a hand-dug artificial lake fed by an artesian well and a summerhouse pavilion.
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