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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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