aquascape

noun

aqua·​scape ˈä-kwə-ˌskāp How to pronounce aquascape (audio)
ˈa-
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

Examples of aquascape in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Flexible and formed liners can be found at home improvement stores, and garden and aquascape centers. Jennifer Rude Klett, Journal Sentinel, 18 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of aquascape was in 1929

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Cite this Entry

“Aquascape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aquascape. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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