Definition of glasshouse noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɡlɑːshaʊs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlæshaʊs//
    (British English) Buildings, Growing crops
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  1. 1a building with glass sides and a glass roof, for growing plants in; a type of large greenhouse See related entries: Buildings, Growing crops
  2. 2(slang) a military prison