greenhouse

[ green-hous ]
/ ˈgrinˌhaʊs /

noun, plural green·hous·es [green-hou-ziz] /ˈgrinˌhaʊ zɪz/.

a building, room, or area, usually chiefly of glass, in which the temperature is maintained within a desired range, used for cultivating tender plants or growing plants out of season.

Origin of greenhouse

First recorded in 1655–65; green + house
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British Dictionary definitions for greenhouse

greenhouse

/ (ˈɡriːnˌhaʊs) /

noun

a building with transparent walls and roof, usually of glass, for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions
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Word Origin and History for greenhouse

greenhouse


n.

1660s, from green + house (n.). Greenhouse effect attested from 1937.

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