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hothouse


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hothouse  \Hot"house`\,  n. 
  1.  A  house  kept  warm  to  shelter  tender  plants  and  shrubs  from 
  the  cold  air;  a  place  in  which  the  plants  of  warmer 
  climates  may  be  reared,  and  fruits  ripened. 
 
  2.  A  bagnio,  or  bathing  house.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  3.  A  brothel;  a  bagnio.  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
 
  4.  (Pottery)  A  heated  room  for  drying  green  ware. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hothouse 
  n  :  a  greenhouse  in  which  plants  are  arranged  in  a  pleasing 
  manner  [syn:  {conservatory},  {indoor  garden}] 




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