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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About aquascape

Time Traveler for aquascape

Time Traveler

The first known use of aquascape was in 1929

See more words from the same year

Statistics for aquascape

Cite this Entry

“Aquascape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Return of Name that Color!

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!