aqua·​scape | \ ˈä-kwə-ˌskāp How to pronounce aquascape (audio) , ˈa- \
plural aquascapes

Definition of aquascape

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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“Aquascape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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