Definition of greenhouse in US English:



  • A glass building in which plants are grown that need protection from cold weather.

    • ‘Ask your city or county building department if you need a permit to erect a greenhouse.’
    • ‘Mangoes and nectarines were grown in the heated greenhouses.’
    • ‘The disease mainly afflicts plants in commercial greenhouses.’
    • ‘The greenhouse was constantly ventilated during daytime to maintain the inside temperature similar to that of the outside.’
    • ‘Plants were grown in a greenhouse under natural light.’
    hothouse, conservatory
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