Conservatory vs Glasshouse - What's the difference?

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Conservatory is a synonym of glasshouse.


As nouns the difference between conservatory and glasshouse

is that conservatory is (obsolete) that which preserves from injury or conservatory can be a greenhouse or hothouse for the display of plants while glasshouse is a building made of glass in which plants are grown more rapidly than outside such a building by the action of heat from the sun, this heat being trapped inside by the glass (chiefly commercial).

As an adjective conservatory

is (rare) pertaining to conservation.

conservatory

English

Etymology 1

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (rare) pertaining to conservation
  • Having the quality of preserving from loss, decay, or injury.
  • Noun

    (conservatories)
  • (obsolete) That which preserves from injury.
  • A conservatory of life. — Jeremy Taylor.

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (conservatories)
  • A greenhouse or hothouse for the display of plants
  • A school of music or drama; a conservatoire
  • Synonyms
    (music) * college of music * conservatory of music * musical school * music conservatory * music department * music school * school of music (drama) * academy of drama * drama school * theater school * theatre school

    glasshouse

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A building made of glass in which plants are grown more rapidly than outside such a building by the action of heat from the sun, this heat being trapped inside by the glass (chiefly commercial).
  • A building where glass or glassware is manufactured.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
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  •   A military prison.
  • Synonyms

    * greenhouse (chiefly domestic)