noun, plural hot·hous·es [hot-hou-ziz] /ˈhɒtˌhaʊ zɪz/.
Examples from the Web for hothouse
If Saudi Arabia is a hothouse flower, then Americans have helped build the greenhouse.Will Saudi Arabia Execute Guest Workers for 'Witchcraft'?|Michael Schulson|March 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hothouse by Boris Kachka A romp through the history of venerable publisher Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.
Outside the hothouse of that environment, he is making sense—though his is a message that many conservatives may not want to hear.Newt Gingrich Faces Reality, Admits Conservatives Were Out of Touch|Howard Kurtz|March 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The princess and marvel had resolved herself again into the fairy of the hothouse.The Side Of The Angels|Basil King
The decoration of the hothouse would now depend in a great measure upon Begonias, Euphorbias, Luculias, &c.In-Door Gardening for Every Week in the Year|William Keane
But by far the most important and interesting crops here are the hothouse flowers.In the Heart of Vosges|Matilda Betham-Edwards
Cover the pots with glass and stand them in the warmest part of a hothouse.Gardening for the Million|Alfred Pink
I here observed the best crop and finest bunches of hothouse grapes that I had previously met with on the continent.
British Dictionary definitions for hothouse
- a greenhouse in which the temperature is maintained at a fixed level above that of the surroundings
- (as modifier)a hothouse plant
- an environment that encourages rapid development
- (as modifier)a hot-house atmosphere