from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The part of a building's grounds consisting of structures, such as patios, retaining walls, and walkways, made with hard materials.
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- n. the permanent, man-made features of a landscape made from stone etc, rather than plants
hard + (land)scape.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)