Definition of Greenhouse

1. Noun. A building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions.

Exact synonyms: Glasshouse, Nursery
Generic synonyms: Building, Edifice
Specialized synonyms: Conservatory, Hothouse, Indoor Garden, Orangery



2. Adjective. Of or relating to or caused by the greenhouse effect. "Greenhouse gases"
Partainyms: Greenhouse Effect

Definition of Greenhouse

1. n. A house in which tender plants are cultivated and sheltered from the weather.

Definition of Greenhouse

1. Noun. 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Greenhouse

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Greenhouse

1. A house in which tender plants are cultivated and sheltered from the weather. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greenhouse

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greengrocer
greengrocer's apostrophe
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greengrocers' apostrophes
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greenheads
greenheart
greenhearts
greenhood
greenhorn
greenhorns
greenhouse (current term)
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greenhouse emission
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Literary usage of Greenhouse

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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"The greater part of insect and fungous troubles in the greenhouse is the result of ... Of course, the greenhouse man must provide himself with the best ..."

2. The American Rose Annual by American Rose Society (1920)
"A Serious Menace to greenhouse Roses By CA WEIGEL, Collaborator Bureau of Entomology, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC DURING the ..."

3. The American Rose Annual by American Rose Society (1920)
"The bother for the greenhouse men is new, but the bug itself is an old outdoor ... A Serious Menace to greenhouse Roses By CA WEIGEL, Collaborator Bureau of ..."

4. Environmental Indicators for Agriculture by Oecd, OECD Staff, SourceOECD (Online service) (1999)
"Agricultural greenhouse gases-' Technical background The greenhouse gases IGHG) contributing to the greenhouse effect and emitted as a result of ..."

5. A Laboratory Course in Plant Physiology by William Francis Ganong (1908)
"It goes without saying that an experiment greenhouse and laboratory are indispensable ... I shall now describe a greenhouse and laboratory which seem to me ..."

6. Understanding Atmospheric Change: A Survey of the Background Science and by Henry Hengeveld (1991)
"However, the evidence does suggest that concentrations of greenhouse gases have ... While the ice cores confirm that concentrations of greenhouse gases are ..."

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