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1. See glasswork.
2. Chiefly British A greenhouse.
3. A place, position, or situation involving intense public scrutiny.
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1. (Botany) Brit a glass building, esp a greenhouse, used for growing plants in protected or controlled conditions
2. (Military) obsolete informal chiefly Brit a military detention centre
3. (Ceramics) US another word for glassworks
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n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz) Brit.
2. Slang. a military prison.
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|Noun||1.||glasshouse - a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions|
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
hothouse, indoor garden, conservatory - a greenhouse in which plants are arranged in a pleasing manner
orangery - a place where oranges are grown; a plantation of orange trees in warm climes or a greenhouse in cooler areas
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Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
glasshouse[ˈglɑːshaʊs] N (glasshouses (pl)) [ˈglɑːshaʊzɪz] (for plants) → invernadero m (Brit) (Mil) → cárcel f (militar)
see also glass B
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
glasshouse[ˈglɑːshaʊs] n → serre f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
glasshouse[ˈglɑːsˌhaʊs] n (for plants) → serra
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995