noun, plural greenhouses
[green-hou-ziz] /ˈgrinˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
a building, room, or area, usually chiefly of glass, in which the temperature is maintained within a desired range, used for cultivating tender plants or growing plants out of season.
a building with transparent walls and roof, usually of glass, for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions
1660s, from green + house (n.). Greenhouse effect attested from 1937.
noun 1. an atmospheric heating phenomenon, caused by short-wave solar radiation being readily transmitted inward through the earth’s atmosphere but longer-wavelength heat radiation less readily transmitted outward, owing to its absorption by atmospheric carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, and other gases; thus, the rising level of carbon dioxide is viewed with concern. 2. such a […]
noun 1. any of the gases whose absorption of solar radiation is responsible for the greenhouse effect, including carbon dioxide, methane, ozone, and the fluorocarbons. noun 1. any gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect greenhouse gas Any of the atmospheric gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation produced by solar […]
- Green ice
noun phrase Emeralds (1950s+ Underworld)
[gree-nee] /ˈgri ni/ noun 1. Slang. an amphetamine pill, especially one that is in color. 2. Australian Slang. a conservationist or environmentalist, especially one who participates in protest demonstrations. /ˈɡriːnɪ/ noun 1. (Austral, informal) a conservationist greenie green·ie (grē’nē) n. An amphetamine pill that is green in color. noun