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[green-hous] /ˈgrinˌhaʊs/

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.


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