Oven vs Greenhouse - What's the difference?

oven | greenhouse |


As a proper noun oven

is fornax.

As a noun greenhouse is

a building traditionally made of glass, but now also made from plastics such as polyethylene, 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 or plastic.

oven

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A chamber used for baking or heating.
  • Derived terms

    * convection oven * conventional oven * countertop oven * Dutch oven * microwave oven * oven glove * oven-proof * oven rack * oven ring * pizza oven * roaster oven * toaster oven

    greenhouse

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A building traditionally made of glass, but now also made from plastics such as polyethylene, 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 or plastic.
  • Usage notes

    : In the UK, greenhouse is the term used domestically. Large commercial greenhouses are called glasshouses by professionals.

    Synonyms

    * glasshouse (chiefly commercial)

    Derived terms

    * greenhouse bug * greenhouse effect * greenhouse gas

    See also

    * cloche * hothouse * orangery * polytunnel

    Noun

    (f)
  • Synonyms

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