hothouse

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1hot·house

noun \-ˌhas\

: a heated building used for growing plants

Full Definition of HOTHOUSE

1
obsolete :  bordello
2
:  a greenhouse maintained at a high temperature especially for the culture of tropical plants
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>

First Known Use of HOTHOUSE

1511

Related to HOTHOUSE

2hothouse

adjective

Definition of HOTHOUSE

1
:  grown in a hothouse
2
:  suggestive of growth and development in a hothouse <a hothouse existence>; also :  suggesting a hothouse <a hothouse atmosphere>

First Known Use of HOTHOUSE

1838

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