Hothouse vs Pinery - What's the difference?

hothouse | pinery |


As nouns the difference between hothouse and pinery

is that hothouse is a heated greenhouse while pinery is a hothouse or (tropical) area used as a plantation for the cultivation of pineapple plants (genus ananas ) and production of their homonymous fruit.

As a verb hothouse

is (of a child) to provide with an enriched environment with the aim of stimulating academic development.

hothouse

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A heated greenhouse.
  • (figurative) An environment in which growth or development is encouraged; a hotbed.
  • (obsolete) A bagnio, or bathing house; a brothel.
  • * 1604 , , II. i. 64:
  • and now she professes a / hot-house , which I think is a very ill house too.
    (Ben Jonson)
  • A heated room for drying greenware.
  • Verb

    (en-verb)
  • (of a child) To provide with an enriched environment with the aim of stimulating academic development.
  • English words with consonant pseudo-digraphs

    pinery

    English

    Noun

    (pineries)
  • A hothouse or (tropical) area used as a plantation for the cultivation of pineapple plants (genus Ananas ) and production of their homonymous fruit.
  • A pinewood, pinetum, forest or grove where pine trees are grown