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xeriscape

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Etymology

From 1980's Xeriscape, a term coined (and trademarked) by the Denver Water. From xeric (dry) + -scape (type of space).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
xeriscape

Plural
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xeriscape ({{{1}}})
  1. A kind of landscape design for arid regions, minimising the need for irrigation.
    • 1999Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon
      Randy looks up over the Impala and the retaining wall and the ice-clogged xeriscape above that and into the lobby of Waterhouse House, where Amy Shaftoe has her feet up on a coffee table and is looking through some of the extremely sad Cayuse-related literature that Randy bought for Avi.

Verb

Infinitive
to xeriscape

Third person singular
xeriscapes

Simple past
xeriscaped

Past participle
-

Present participle
xeriscaping

to xeriscape (third-person singular simple present xeriscapes, present participle xeriscaping, simple past and past participle xeriscaped)
  1. To landscape in a water-friendly manner.

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