Definition of glasshouse in English:



  • 1A greenhouse.

    • ‘Seedlings were raised in a glasshouse during the summer of 1994 and their tubers harvested in mid-September.’
    • ‘The use of elevated CO 2 is widespread throughout the glasshouse horticultural industry.’
    • ‘Outside, there is a large detached double garage with a glasshouse alongside as well as lawn areas.’
    • ‘They cover a whole raft of subjects from garden design to caring for roses, climbers to bulbs, ornamental grasses to vegetables, and glasshouse gardening to herbaceous perennials.’
    • ‘There are also several fully serviced glasshouses, a detached play shed and a double detached garage.’
    • ‘The plantlets were maintained in the bioreactor for 45 days and then transplanted into a glasshouse; survival was monitored 15 days later.’
    • ‘This year's bash will see storytellers leading tours to the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh, telling tales in castles, museums, gardens, glasshouses, libraries, farms and galleries.’
    • ‘The buildings, including the main house, a collection of glasshouses and outbuildings, add to the appeal, with garden walls built of red brick or Cotswold stone.’
    • ‘They broke into sheds, broke windows, smashed glasshouses and cold frames.’
    • ‘The house, which dates from the 1960s, sits on about an acre of well maintained gardens which include large lawns, an orchard and a glasshouse.’
    • ‘The gardens are bordered by timber fencing and include a glasshouse and numerous flowerbeds.’
    • ‘In addition to the main house, there is an adjoining office/storage building, a wooden shed and a small glasshouse.’
    • ‘That will add huge costs for those operators who are involved in building prefabricated buildings, barns, bridges, glasshouses, and hothouses.’
    • ‘The next step was the glasshouses built by Joseph Paxton at Chatsworth in the 1830s and developed in the 1840s by Richard Turner for the botanical gardens at Kew, Dublin, and Belfast.’
    • ‘Halfway down the east side of the gardens, the galleries join the glasshouse.’
    • ‘Blossom-end rot occurs in tomatoes grown in fields or glasshouses as a horticultural crop.’
    • ‘Pedestrian side access leads to the walled back garden, which is mainly set in lawn with a glasshouse and a single garage.’
    • ‘A driveway to the front of the house provides parking spaces for two cars, while the rear garden is laid in lawn with mature shrubs, a glasshouse, water garden and a dog run.’
    • ‘There's something special about eating in a garden, especially when the garden, with its soaring glasshouse, is home to an inspirational restaurant run along organic, self-sufficient lines.’
    • ‘The central glasshouse had two lean-to hothouses, one dry for cacti, the other humid for tropical plants.’
    greenhouse, hothouse, conservatory
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  • 2military slang A prison.

    ‘one bloke tried it and finished up in the glasshouse’