hotbed

Wikipedia has articles on:

Wikipedia

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From hot + bed.

NounEdit

hotbed (plural hotbeds)

  1. a low bed of earth covered with glass, and heated with rotting manure; used for the germination of seeds and the growth of tender plants. A hotbed works as a miniature hothouse, i.e. greenhouse.
  2. (by extension) an environment that is ideal for the growth or development of something, especially of something undesirable

TranslationsEdit

Last modified on 11 April 2014, at 02:58