Associations to the word «Greenhouse»


GREENHOUSE, noun. A building traditionally made of glass, but now also made from plastics such as polyethylene, 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 or plastic.
GREENHOUSE COCKPIT, noun. (slang) (aviation) A distinctive style of cockpit with numerous windows, rather than just the front windscreen, as seen on such types as the Lancaster and Stirling bombers.
GREENHOUSE EFFECT, noun. (ecology) (with the) The process by which a planet is warmed by its atmosphere.
GREENHOUSE EFFECTS, noun. Plural of greenhouse effect
GREENHOUSE GAS, noun. Any gas, such as carbon dioxide or CFCs that contribute to the greenhouse effect when released into the atmosphere
GREENHOUSE GASES, noun. Plural of greenhouse gas
GREENHOUSE SLUG, noun. Milax gagates, a species of land slug.
GREENHOUSE WARMING, noun. Warming caused by the greenhouse effect

Dictionary definition

GREENHOUSE, noun. A building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions.
GREENHOUSE, adjective. Of or relating to or caused by the greenhouse effect; "greenhouse gases".

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We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke