rock garden

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noun

a garden on rocky ground or among rocks, for the growing of alpine or other plants.
a garden decorated with rocks, usually a wide variety of interestingly shaped, multicolored rocks, especially quartz.

Nearby words

  1. rock falls,
  2. rock fence,
  3. rock fever,
  4. rock flour,
  5. rock flower,
  6. rock glacier,
  7. rock gunnel,
  8. rock hill,
  9. rock hind,
  10. rock hound

Origin of rock garden

First recorded in 1830–40

Also called rockery.

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British Dictionary definitions for rock-garden

rock garden

noun

a garden featuring rocks or rockeries
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Word Origin and History for rock-garden

rock-garden

n.

1819, from rock (n.1) + garden (n.).

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