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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Arch.) Stonework in which the surface is left broken and rough.
  • noun (Gardening) A rockery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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rock +‎ work

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