glasshouse

noun
glass·​house | \ˈglas-ˌhau̇s \

Definition of glasshouse 

1 : a place where glass is made

2 chiefly British : greenhouse

3 British : a military prison

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Synonyms for glasshouse

Synonyms

conservatory, greenhouse, hothouse

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Examples of glasshouse in a Sentence

a glasshouse for growing tropical plants

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Greg Redwood, head of glasshouses at Kew Gardens, tells The Guardian’s Oliver Wainwright. Julissa Treviño, Smithsonian, "World’s Largest Victorian Glasshouse Opens Doors After Five-Year Restoration Project," 7 May 2018 The largest Victorian glasshouse in the world first opened its doors to the public in 1863. Julissa Treviño, Smithsonian, "World’s Largest Victorian Glasshouse Opens Doors After Five-Year Restoration Project," 7 May 2018 Within two decades the Elgin Botanic Garden was gone — plants dispersed, carriage drives overgrown, glasshouses demolished. Marta Mcdowell, New York Times, "Deep Below Rockefeller Center Lies a Legendary Botanical Garden," 25 June 2018 Early in May, Kew's magnificent Temperate Greenhouse — the largest Victorian glasshouse on Earth — was unveiled after a five-year restoration and showcases more than 10,000 exotic plants from around the world. Joanna Pocock, latimes.com, "Romance is in the air at London's green spaces," 13 May 2018 But in 2010, almost 150 years after its public debut, time had caught up with the 52,528 square-feet glasshouse. Julissa Treviño, Smithsonian, "World’s Largest Victorian Glasshouse Opens Doors After Five-Year Restoration Project," 7 May 2018 The unfashionably tall glasshouse on the new Forester should result in excellent outwards vision for the driver and all their passengers. Wes Siler, Outside Online, "The New Subaru Forester Gets Better in Almost Every Way," 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of glasshouse

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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