Definitions

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

  • n. A natural mass or pile of rocks.
  • n. Stonework imitating the irregular surface of natural rock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Ornamental work done with rocks, as for example around a pond.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Stonework in which the surface is left broken and rough.
  • n. A rockery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Stones fixed in mortar in imitation of the irregular surface of natural rocks, and arranged to form a mound, or constructed as a wall.
  • n. A rockery; a design formed of fragments of rocks or large stones in gardens or pleasure-grounds: often forming a kind of grotto.
  • n. A natural wall or mass of rock.
  • n. Rock-faced or quarry-faced masonry. See quarry-faced (with cut).

Etymologies

rock +‎ work (Wiktionary)

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