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moonscape

[moon-skeyp] /ˈmunˌskeɪp/
noun
1.
the general appearance of the surface of the moon.
2.
an artistic representation of it.
3.
a land area that resembles the surface of the moon, especially in barrenness and desolation.
Origin of moonscape
1925-1930
1925-30; moon + (land)scape
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  • The sun rose, and baked the abomination of desolation which was the moonscape.

    Scrimshaw William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • He looked at the sky, then swept his torch over the moonscape.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
  • He saw the moonscape—the frozen lava sea with its layer of whitish-tan moondust.

    Operation: Outer Space William Fitzgerald Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for moonscape

moonscape

/ˈmuːnˌskeɪp/
noun
1.
the general surface of the moon or a representation of it
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Word Origin and History for moonscape
n.

1926, from moon (n.) + scape (n.).

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