greenhouse

[green-hous]
noun, plural greenhouses [green-hou-ziz] .
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:
1655–65; green + house

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greenhouse (ˈɡriːnˌhaʊs)
 
n
a building with transparent walls and roof, usually of glass, for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions

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