greenhouse vs nursery what difference

what is difference between greenhouse and nursery

English

Etymology

From green +‎ house (“house for growing greens”), in reference to the produce grown within.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹiːnˌhaʊs/

Noun

greenhouse (plural greenhouses)

  1. A building used to grow plants, particularly one with large glass windows or plastic sheeting to trap heat from sunlight even in intemperate seasons or climates.
  2. (Britain military slang, dated) The glass of a plane’s cockpit.
    • 1941 March 24, Life, p. 85:
      In the slang of the Royal Air Force man, the cockpit of his plane is the ‘pulpit’ or ‘office’, the glass covering over it the ‘greenhouse’.
  3. (medicine) A structure that shields the operating table to protect against bacteria.
    • 2010, William Whyte, Cleanroom Technology
      Figure 2.6 shows the diagram Charnley published of the airflow in the ‘greenhouse’; it can be seen that reasonable downward unidirectional airflow was achieved close to the operating table.
    • 1972, Southern Hospitals (volumes 40-41, page 10)
      The greenhouse system for providing a nearly bacteria-free operating environment consists of a 10 by 10-foot aluminum frame with plexiglass panes forming three sides and a polyvinyl curtain forming the fourth side. [] However, the greenhouse contains its own light supply, while this is an extra with the air curtain unit.
  4. (climatology) A hot state in global climate.
    Synonym: hothouse
    Antonym: icehouse

Synonyms

  • (building used to grow plants out of season): glasshouse (UK commercial operations), plant-house

Derived terms

  • greenhouse bug
  • greenhouse effect
  • greenhouse-friendly
  • greenhouse gas
  • greenhouse slug
  • greenhouse warming

Translations

Verb

greenhouse (third-person singular simple present greenhouses, present participle greenhousing, simple past and past participle greenhoused)

  1. (transitive) To place (plants) in a greenhouse.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To nurture in order to promote growth.
    • 2008, Chris Barez-Brown, How to Have Kick-Ass Ideas
      It’s almost impossible to make judgements when you’re being playful – as by definition it’s spontaneous activity – so your baby ideas get nurtured and greenhoused better.

See also

  • cloche
  • hothouse
  • orangery
  • polyhouse
  • polytunnel

Further reading

  • greenhouse on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons

Norman

Etymology

Borrowed from English greenhouse.

Noun

greenhouse f (plural greenhouses)

  1. (Guernsey) greenhouse

Synonyms

  • spàn


English

Etymology

From Middle English noricerie, norserye (children’s nursery; state of being fostered or nursed; education, upbringing) [and other forms], from Old French norricerie, nourricerie, from norrice, nourrice (modern French nourrice (childminder, nanny; wet nurse)) + -erie (suffix forming feminine nouns). Norrice and nourrice are derived from Late Latin nūtrīcia (wet nurse), from Latin nūtrīcius (that nurses or suckles; nourishing), from nūtriō (to breastfeed, nurse, suckle), possibly ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *(s)neh₂- (to flow). The English word may be analysed as nourice, nurse +‎ -ery (suffix forming nouns meaning ‘place of’).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈnɜːsəɹi/, /ˈnɜːsɹi/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈnɝsəɹi/, /ˈnɝsɹi/
  • Hyphenation: nurs‧e‧ry

Noun

nursery (countable and uncountable, plural nurseries)

  1. (countable) A place where nursing (breastfeeding) or the raising of children is carried on.
    1. (by extension) Especially in European countries: a room or area in a household set apart for the care of children.
    2. A place where the pre-school children of working parents are supervised during the day; a crèche, a daycare centre.
    3. A nursery school (a school where pre-school children learn and play at the same time).
    4. (Philippines) The first year of pre-school.
  2. (countable, also figuratively) A place where anything is fostered and growth promoted.
    1. (agriculture, zoology) A place where animals breed, or where young animals are naturally or artificially reared (for example, on a farm).
    2. (horticulture) A place where young shrubs, trees, vines, etc., are cultivated for transplanting, or (more generally) made available for public sale, a garden centre; also (obsolete) a plantation of young trees.
    3. (sports) A club or team for developing the skills of young players.
  3. (countable) Something which educates and nurtures.
  4. (countable, billiards) Short for nursery cannon (a carom shot involving balls that are very close together).
  5. (countable, obsolete, rare) Someone or something that is nursed; a nursling.
  6. (uncountable, obsolete) The act of nursing or rearing.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • nurse

Translations

Notes

References

Further reading

  • nursery (room) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • nursery habitat on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • nursery school on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • plant nursery on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • nursery (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from English nursery.

Noun

nursery f (invariable)

  1. nursery (place for the care of children)

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