Saturday, October 17, 2015

zeroscape/xeriscape: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Saturday, October 17, 2015

If you nuke your front lawn I suppose you might call it a “zeroscape,” but the term for an arid-climate garden requiring little or no watering is “xeriscape” (xeri- is a Greek root meaning “dry”).


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