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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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)



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  • Structures in a particular landscape.

    April 26, 2009