AskDefine | Define glasshouse

Dictionary Definition

glasshouse n : a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions [syn: greenhouse, nursery]

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English

Etymology

From glass + house.

Pronunciation

/ˈglɑːshaʊs/

Noun

  1. A building made of glass in which plants are grown more rapidly than outside such a building by the action of heat from the sun, this heat being trapped inside by the glass. (chiefly commercial).
  2. A building where glass or glassware is manufactured.
  3. (British army slang) A military prison.

Synonyms

Extensive Definition

Glasshouse may refer to:
Glasshouse may also be:
  • Greenhouse, a building where plants are cultivated
  • Glass House, a health care facility in Sri Lanka owned by businessman U.N.Gunasekera
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