Plantation vs Greenhouse - What's the difference?

plantation | greenhouse |


As nouns the difference between plantation and greenhouse

is that plantation is large farm; estate or area of land designated for agricultural growth often includes housing for the owner and workers while 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.

plantation

Noun

(en noun)
  • Large farm; estate or area of land designated for agricultural growth. Often includes housing for the owner and workers.
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  • Area where trees are planted for commercial purposes.
  • The importation of large numbers of workers and soldiers to displace the local population, such as in medieval Ireland and in the Caribbean.
  • 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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