Etymology
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scenery (n.)

"decoration of a theater stage, disposition and succession of scenes in a play," 1770 (in a figurative sense), earlier scenary; see scene + -ery. Meaning "a landscape or view, general appearance of a place considered as a pictorial scene" is from 1777.

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Definitions of scenery

scenery (n.)
the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale;
they worked all night painting the scenery
Synonyms: scene
scenery (n.)
the appearance of a place;
From wordnet.princeton.edu