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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HOTHOUSE

It is with the Hindu mind as if a seed were placed in a hothouse.

No; it is still the spirits' home—a hothouse for sickly plants.

All the stock of hothouse and stove plants at Hartwell Priory.

It is as hot as fire here, and the park has that steamy smell that a hothouse has.

She always looked like a hothouse flower, and now she is simply frail.

As in a hothouse, a marvellous vegetation flourished in the carcass.

Just imagine, hothouse strawberries at one and sixpence a basket!

A few grapes out of the hothouse had supported her for the last week.

Treat yourself like a hothouse plant or you will not soon be rid of your cough.

Hothouse flowers were in profusion; hothouse fruit graced the table.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "bath house," from hot + house (n.). In 17c. a euphemism for "brothel" (cf. massage parlor); the meaning "glass-roofed structure for raising plants" is from 1749. Figurative use by 1802.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HOTHOUSE

garden

nouncultivated plants, flowers
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