Definition of xeriscape in English:

xeriscape

noun

US
  • A garden or landscape created in a style that requires little or no irrigation or other maintenance, used in arid regions.

    ‘it has become trendy to replace water-thirsty gardens with xeriscapes’
    • ‘Carlo Morelli is a contributor to OnlineTips.org, where you can read tips about landscaping during times of drought and xeriscape landscaping.’
    • ‘This plant needs full sun to perform its best and does extremely well in a xeriscape situation.’
    • ‘Following are a few examples of plants that are appropriate for xeriscape gardens.’
    • ‘I've been worried about watering the yard, hence the thinking with the xeriscape water conserving native plants.’
    • ‘Teresa Watkins, University of Florida's Florida Yards & Neighborhoods' multi-county program coordinator, recognized as a leader on xeriscape principles in ‘environmentally-friendly ‘landscapes.’’
    • ‘To conserve moisture or develop a xeriscape, a landscape requiring little water, it is essential to have soil with good water retention.’
    • ‘Hardy enough to grow in nearly all Sunset climate zones, Virginia creeper will thrive in either full sun or filtered shade, and its low water requirement makes it a natural choice for xeriscapes.’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]US
  • Cultivate (an area) as a xeriscape.

    ‘I wanted to remove the grass along the sidewalk and xeriscape that area too’
    • ‘By following these seven basic principles when xeriscaping your lawn and garden, you can create a lush, colourful and unique garden.’
    • ‘The Archdiocese of Santa Fe has proposed the cemetery of the future, xeriscaped and designed by Santa Fe's Catholics.’

Origin

1980s: from xeric + -scape.

Pronunciation:

xeriscape

/ˈzɪərɪskeɪp//ˈzɛrɪskeɪp/