greenhouse

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A small greenhouse typical of those found in private gardens
The interior of a large commercial greenhouse

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green +‎ house

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greenhouse ‎(plural greenhouses)

  1. A building traditionally made of glass, but now also made from plastics such as polyethylene, in which plants are grown more rapidly than outside such a building by the action of heat from the sun, this heat being trapped inside by the glass or plastic.

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In the UK, greenhouse is the term used domestically. Large commercial greenhouses are called glasshouses by professionals.

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English greenhouse.

Noun[edit]

greenhouse f ‎(plural greenhouses)

  1. (Guernsey) greenhouse

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