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

EtymologyEdit

From green +‎ house ("house for growing greens"), in reference to the produce grown within.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹiːnˌhaʊs/
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greenhouse (plural greenhouses)

  1. A building used to grow plants, particularly one with 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’.

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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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Borrowed from English greenhouse.

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greenhouse f (plural greenhouses)

  1. (Guernsey) greenhouse

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