glasshouse

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noun glass·house \ˈglas-ˌhau̇s\

Definition of glasshouse

  1. 1 :  a place where glass is made

  2. 2 chiefly British :  greenhouse

  3. 3 British :  a military prison

Examples of glasshouse in a Sentence

  1. a glasshouse for growing tropical plants

First Known Use of glasshouse

14th century



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