Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun

A house, as of glass, heated artificially.

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Usage examples "hothouse":

  1. None of my peaches have been grown in a hothouse. - "Symbolic Logic", Lewis Carroll.
  2. Some sparkling summer morning, if you chanced to drive four- in- hand along the broad beach at Santa Barbara, inhaling, the spicy breeze from the Sandwich Islands, along the curved shore where the blue of the sea and the purple of the mountains remind you of the Sorrentine promontory, and then dashed away into the canon of Montecito, among the vineyards and orange orchards and live- oaks and palms, in vales and hills all ablaze with roses and flowers of the garden and the hothouse, which bloom the year round in the gracious sea- air, would you not, we wonder, come to yourselves in the sense of a new life where it is good form to be enthusiastic and not disgraceful to be surprised? - "The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner", Charles Dudley Warner.
  3. Crops may be planted and matured so rapidly in that hot climate that plant growth more resembles hothouse forcing than ordinary out- of- door truck gardening. - "Our National Defense: The Patriotism of Peace", George Hebard Maxwell.