aquascape

noun aqua·scape \ ˈä-kwə-ˌskāp , ˈa- \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of aquascape

plural aquascapes
1 : a landscaped area having a prominent natural or constructed aquatic feature (such as a pond or fountain)
  • Success with a water body in a garden, no matter what form it takes—from the simplest bird bath to the most complex management of an aquascape—depends on some basic dynamics.
  • —Kim Morris
2 : an arrangement of elements (such as plants and rocks) in an aquarium intended to create the appearance of a natural aquatic environment
  • Fish tanks that once showcased plastic plants and bubbling scuba divers are being transformed into "aquascapes," filled with exotic tropical ferns, water grasses, mosses and miniature water lilies.
  • —Susan Balcom

First Known Use of aquascape

1929

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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