greenhouse

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English[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

From green +‎ house, in reference to the produce grown within.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹiːnˌhaʊs/

Noun[edit]

greenhouse ‎(plural greenhouses)

  1. A building used to grow plants, particularly those which employ large glass windows or plastic sheeting to trap heat from sunlight even in intemperate seasons or climates.
  2. (Britain military slang, dated) The glass of a plane's cockpit.
    • 1941 March 24, Life, p. 85:
      In the slang of the Royal Air Force man, the cockpit of his plane is the ‘pulpit’ or ‘office’, the glass covering over it the ‘greenhouse’.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (building used to grow plants out of season): glasshouse (UK commercial operations)

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Verb[edit]

greenhouse ‎(third-person singular simple present greenhouses, present participle greenhousing, simple past and past participle greenhoused)

  1. (transitive) To place (plants) in a greenhouse.

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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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