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1greenhouse

noun green·house \-ˌhas\

: a building or part of a building that has glass walls and a glass roof and that is used for growing plants

Full Definition of GREENHOUSE

1
:  a structure enclosed (as by glass) and used for the cultivation or protection of tender plants
2
:  a clear plastic shell (as a canopy) covering a section of an airplane; also :  a compartment (as for a bombardier) enclosed by such a shell
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Examples of GREENHOUSE

  1. <needed to move the plants into the greenhouse before the first frost killed them>

First Known Use of GREENHOUSE

1664

Related to GREENHOUSE

2greenhouse

adjective

: relating to or caused by the warming of the Earth's atmosphere that is caused by air pollution : relating to or caused by the greenhouse effect

Full Definition of GREENHOUSE

:  of, relating to, contributing to, or caused by the greenhouse effect <greenhouse warming> <greenhouse gases>

First Known Use of GREENHOUSE

1937
GREENHOUSE Defined for Kids

greenhouse

noun green·house \ˈgrēn-ˌhas\

Definition of GREENHOUSE for Kids

:  a building with clear walls and roof (as of glass) for growing plants

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