- a small wood or forested area, usually with no undergrowth: a grove of pines.
- a small orchard or stand of fruit-bearing trees, especially citrus trees: a grove of lemon trees.
Origin of grove
before 900; Middle English; Old English grāf
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1. See forest.
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- a small wooded area or plantation
- a road lined with houses and often trees, esp in a suburban area
- (capital as part of a street name)Ladbroke Grove
Old English grāf; related to grǣfa thicket, greave, Norwegian greivla to intertwine
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Word Origin and History for groved
Old English graf "grove, copse" (akin to græafa "thicket"), from Proto-Germanic *graibo-, but not certainly found in other Germanic languages and with no known cognates anywhere else.
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