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glasshouse

[glas-hous, glahs-] /ˈglæsˌhaʊs, ˈglɑs-/
noun, plural glasshouses
[glas-hou-ziz, glahs-] /ˈglæsˌhaʊ zɪz, ˈglɑs-/ (Show IPA)
1.
a glassworks.
2.
Chiefly British. a green-house.
3.
British Informal. a military prison.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English glas hous. See glass, house
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glasshouse

/ˈɡlɑːsˌhaʊs/
noun
1.
(Brit) a glass building, esp a greenhouse, used for growing plants in protected or controlled conditions
2.
(obsolete, informal, mainly Brit) a military detention centre
3.
(US) another word for glassworks
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