from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A rocky area in which plants particularly adapted to such terrain are cultivated.
  • n. A garden in which rocks are arranged and plants cultivated in a carefully designed, decorative scheme. Also called rockery.

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  • n. a garden featuring rocks; usually alpine plants


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  • a bed of large loose rocks which your bike wheels will slip around in.

    January 12, 2013