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greenhouse

[green-hous] /ˈgrinˌhaʊs/
noun, plural greenhouses
[green-hou-ziz] /ˈgrinˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
1.
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.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; green + house
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  • Almost no climatologists now dispute the idea that greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are heating up our planet.
  • Buying used textbooks not only saves you money, but cuts down on greenhouse gases caused by the manufacturing of new textbooks.
  • Even if continuing stagnation should slow greenhouse gas-caused climate change, the damage already done is extremely serious.
  • The global livestock industry is responsible for nearly twenty per cent of humanity's greenhouse-gas emissions.
  • Coal plants, meanwhile, produce almost twice the volume of greenhouse gases as natural-gas plants per unit of energy generated.
  • greenhouse gases, being global, are the biggest air-pollution problem ever faced.
  • To top it off, oceanic nitrogen is converted to nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas.
  • In an energy-constrained world worried about greenhouse gas emissions, desalination doesn't look that attractive.
  • Let's not even get started on the greenhouse gases used in the production and transportation of the materials.
  • She slips it into the lock, takes a deep breath, and leads me into the greenhouse above the garage.
British Dictionary definitions for greenhouse

greenhouse

/ˈɡriːnˌhaʊs/
noun
1.
a building with transparent walls and roof, usually of glass, for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions
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Word Origin and History for greenhouse
n.

1660s, from green + house (n.). Greenhouse effect attested from 1937.

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