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moonscape

Syllabification: moon·scape
Pronunciation: /ˈmo͞onˌskāp
 
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Definition of moonscape in English:

noun

A landscape having features characteristic of the surface of the moon, especially in being rocky and barren: regrowth on the once-barren moonscape around Mount St. Helens
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  • The landscape changes from lush, tree-covered mountains to a barren moonscape, the result of a mining practice called mountaintop removal.
  • With the forest kaput, erosion creates a tropic moonscape of barren hillsides.
  • The trees thinned, dirt gave way to snow, the trail disappeared, and we slipped and slid and slithered through a narrow pass before entering a moonscape of rocky peaks and ice-rimmed lakes.

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