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EtymologyEdit

rock +‎ work

NounEdit

rockwork (countable and uncountable, plural rockworks)

  1. Ornamental work done with rocks, as for example around a pond.
    • 2008 May 9, Wendy Moonan, “Rococo Eye-Openers at Two Auction Houses”, in New York Times[1]:
      It comes from two French words: rocaille, meaning the irregular rockwork used to decorate fountains and grottoes, and coquillage, shell motifs.