glasshouse

noun
glass·​house | \ ˈglas-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce glasshouse (audio) \

Definition of glasshouse

1 : a place where glass is made
2 chiefly British : greenhouse
3 British : a military prison

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Examples of glasshouse in a Sentence

a glasshouse for growing tropical plants
Recent Examples on the Web About 75,000 hectares of land will be used by 2023 to supply biomass to the facility, while hydroponic tomato grower Katunga Fresh will take power from the project to add more glasshouses to its operation. James Thornhill, Bloomberg.com, "Australia in Landmark $1.3 Billion Project to Turn Farm Waste to Energy," 15 May 2020 The redesigned and replanted central house has been renamed the Tropics to reflect the totality of its flora, and the secondary glasshouses rationalized by specific plant habitats. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "200 years later, the U.S. Botanic Garden is an example of what public funds can do for public good," 4 Mar. 2020 This was the central high glasshouse in the heart of the ornate conservatory, built on the southwest side of the U.S. Capitol in the early 1930s. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "200 years later, the U.S. Botanic Garden is an example of what public funds can do for public good," 4 Mar. 2020 Enjoy the warmth of spring while the weather is still chilly on the other side of the glasshouse. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Things to do in Cincinnati this week: March 2-8," 2 Mar. 2020 Enjoy the warmth of Spring while the weather is still chilly on the other side of the glasshouse. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Feb. 3-9," 3 Feb. 2020 The Wade descendants say they are also used to increase memberships and pay off debt from a $70 million capital project to build a glasshouse on the property. Evan Macdonald, cleveland.com, "Jeptha Wade’s descendants appeal ruling in years-long land dispute with Cleveland Botanical Garden," 9 Aug. 2019 Created with Francisca Coelho, former NYBG vice president of glasshouses and exhibitions, the garden contains two concrete-block fountains flanking a rainforest’s worth of plants, including many collected by and named for Burle Marx. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "The exuberant career of the Brazilian designer Roberto Burle Marx brings the oft-overlooked field of landscape architecture to the foreground," 11 June 2019 Our class begins at nine o’clock in the morning at a trestle table in the glasshouse, where the students meet over a basket of pistachio pastries. Jo Rodgers, Vogue, "Getting Back to Nature (With a Bit of Champagne) at Raymond Blanc’s Luxe English Gardening School," 6 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of glasshouse

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Glasshouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glasshouse. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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