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

  • noun A landscaping method that employs drought-resistant plants and special techniques to conserve water.

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  • noun A kind of landscape design for arid regions, minimising the need for irrigation.
  • verb To landscape in a water-friendly manner.

Etymologies

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

[xeri(c) + (land)scape.]

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From 1980s Xeriscape, a term coined (and trademarked) by Denver Water. From xeric ("dry") + -scape ("type of space").

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