rock·​ery | \ ˈrä-k(ə-)rē How to pronounce rockery (audio) \
plural rockeries

Definition of rockery

chiefly British

Examples of rockery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His wife, Phyllis, designed a pond that shines in their backyard among rockery, sunflowers, corn fields and an old Chevy truck. Catherine M. Allchin, The Seattle Times, "A spirited partnership with Woodinville Whiskey Co. saved the day (and then some) at a struggling family farm," 23 Oct. 2018 There's a lot of rockery, there are plants indoors growing out of the corner. Tom Philip, GQ, "Upgrade Director Leigh Whannell Makes Movies for Himself," 1 June 2018 His guitarist sibling Jake has clearly studied Jimmy Page’s locomotive riffs, and the song’s vaguely medieval imagery resembles Zep’s Middle Earth rockery. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Billboard's 100 Best Songs of 2017: Critics' Picks," 13 Dec. 2017 Yamasaki installed the rockery and bonsai plants that over the years have become overgrown. Lynn Thompson, The Seattle Times, "Clock ticking on efforts to save private Japanese garden on Bellevue’s Phantom Lake," 4 Sep. 2017 Yu Garden Your fantasy of old China: five acres of pavilions, koi ponds, plum blossoms, rockeries, and dragon walls. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "Why Now Is the Time to Visit China," 14 July 2017 Because there are few plants with this foliage color, Sedum nussbaumerianum is prized for use in dish gardens and rockeries where bright colors are desired without having to wait for flowers to emerge. Brian Kemble, The Mercury News, "Stonecrop family has many, varied members," 18 Jan. 2017 With its comically chubby Pillsbury Doughboy leaves, this plant is a delightful addition to a rockery or succulent garden. Brian Kemble, The Mercury News, "Chubby succulent shows off its blooms," 11 May 2017

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First Known Use of rockery

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rockery

rock entry 3 + -ery

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“Rockery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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