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hothouse

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noun hot·house \-ˌhau̇s\

Simple Definition of hothouse

  • : a heated building used for growing plants

Full Definition of hothouse

  1. 1 obsolete :  bordello

  2. 2 :  a greenhouse maintained at a high temperature especially for the culture of tropical plants

  3. 3 :  hotbed 2

Examples of hothouse

  1. <grows tomatoes in his hothouse all winter long>

  2. <an urban enclave of bohemians that acquired a reputation for being a hothouse of creativity>



1511

First Known Use of hothouse

1511


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hothouse

adjective hot·house

Definition of hothouse

  1. 1 :  grown in a hothouse

  2. 2 :  suggestive of growth and development in a hothouse <a hothouse existence>; also :  suggesting a hothouse <a hothouse atmosphere>



1838

First Known Use of hothouse

1838


HOTHOUSE Defined for Kids

hothouse

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noun hot·house \ˈhät-ˌhau̇s\

Definition of hothouse

  1. :  a heated building enclosed by glass for growing plants





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