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rock1 US English

The solid mineral material forming part of the surface of the earth and other similar planets, exposed on the surface or underlying the soil or oceans

rock2 US English

Move gently to and fro or from side to side

ptarmigan US English

A northern grouse of mountainous and Arctic regions, with feathered legs and feet and plumage that typically changes to white in winter

acid rock US English

A type of rock music, mainly of the late 1960s, associated with or inspired by the use of hallucinogenic drugs

blue rock US English

(In pigeon-fancying) a pigeon showing the coloration of the wild rock dove

cap rock US English

A layer of hard, impervious rock overlying and often sealing in a deposit of oil, gas, or coal

rock out US English

Perform rock music loudly and vigorously

rock band US English

A number of musicians who play rock music together

rock bass US English

A red-eyed North American freshwater fish of the sunfish family, found chiefly in rocky streams

rock cake US English

A small currant cake with a hard rough surface

rock cod US English

Any of a number of marine fishes that frequent rocky habitats, especially in Australian waters

rock dove US English

A mainly gray Old World pigeon that frequents coastal and inland cliffs. It is the ancestor of domestic and feral pigeons

rock face US English

A bare vertical surface of natural rock

rock-hard US English

Extremely hard or solid

Rock Hill US English

An industrial city in northern South Carolina; population 67,339 (est. 2008)

rock jock US English

A mountaineer

rock pool US English

A pool of water among rocks, typically along a shoreline

rock salt US English

Common salt occurring naturally as a mineral; halite

rock star US English

A famous and successful singer or performer of rock music

rock wool US English

Inorganic material made into matted fiber used especially for insulation or soundproofing

folk rock US English

Popular music resembling or derived from folk music but incorporating the stronger beat of rock music and using electric instruments

soft rock US English

Rock music with a less persistent beat and more emphasis on lyrics and melody than hard rock has

wall rock US English

The rock adjacent to or enclosing a vein, hydrothermal ore deposit, fault, or other geological feature

wind rock US English

Damage to the roots of young plants, caused by the movement of the stem in the wind

glam rock US English

A style of rock music first popular in the early 1970s, characterized by male performers wearing exaggeratedly flamboyant clothes and makeup

hard rock US English

Highly amplified rock music with a heavy beat

Ayers Rock US English

A red rock mass in Northern Territory, Australia, southwest of Alice Springs. The largest monolith in the world, it is 1,143 feet (348 m) high and about 6 miles (9 km) in circumference

rock borer US English

Any of a number of burrowing bivalve molluscs which bore into rock and other hard materials, in particular:

rock-bottom US English

At the lowest possible level

rock-bound US English

(Of a coast or shore) rocky and inaccessible

rock candy US English

Sugar crystallized in large masses onto a string or stick, eaten as candy

rock chick US English

A woman who performs, likes, or dresses in a style associated with rock music

rock cress US English

Another term for arabis.

rock cycle US English

An idealized cycle of processes undergone by rocks in the earth’s crust, involving igneous intrusion, uplift, erosion, transportation, deposition as sedimentary rock, metamorphism, remelting, and further igneous intrusion

rock flour US English

Finely powdered rock formed by glacial or other erosion

rock garden US English

An artificial mound or bank built of earth and stones and planted with rock plants

rock hyrax US English

An African hyrax that lives on rocky outcrops and cliffs and feeds mainly on grass

Rock Island US English

An industrial city in northwestern Illinois, on the Mississippi River, one of the Quad Cities; population 38,139 (est. 2008)

rock lizard US English

A small climbing lizard living in mountains and arid rocky habitats, in particular

rock maple US English

Another term for sugar maple.

rock music US English

A form of popular music that evolved from rock and roll and pop music during the mid- and late 1960s. Harsher and often self-consciously more serious than its predecessors, it was initially characterized by musical experimentation and drug-related or anti-Establishment lyrics

rock pigeon US English

Another term for rock dove.

rock pipit US English

A dark-coloured pipit frequenting rocky shores in NW Europe

rock plant US English

A plant that grows on or among rocks

rock python US English

A large dark-skinned constricting snake with paler markings and a distinctive pale mark on the crown

rock rabbit US English

Another term for hyrax.

rock-ribbed US English

Having ridges or cliffs of rock

rock salmon US English

A tropical snapper that occurs both in the sea and in rivers, valuable for food and sport

rock snake US English

The Asian rock python

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