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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
1925-1930
1925-30; moon + (land)scape
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Examples from the web for moonscape
  • We are two small vertical smudges on a white horizontal moonscape.
  • It is still not pretty, but moonscape is becoming landscape.
  • Mining destroys existing working landscape and replaces it with a desolate moonscape.
  • Not grab your gear and do a thorough study of the moonscape.
  • What was once an archaeological treasure and tour stop became a moonscape of craters and rubble.
  • More lava is the last thing this moonscape of a place needs, and more work is the last thing the rangers need.
  • Instead of peat bogs and pastures, you'll find a surreal moonscape full of huge limestone crags.
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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