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Groves

[grohvz] /groʊvz/
noun
1.
Leslie Richard, 1896–1970, U.S. general.
2.
a city in SE Texas.

grove

[grohv] /groʊv/
noun
1.
a small wood or forested area, usually with no undergrowth:
a grove of pines.
2.
a small orchard or stand of fruit-bearing trees, especially citrus trees:
a grove of lemon trees.
Origin of grove
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English grāf
Related forms
groved, adjective
groveless, adjective
Synonyms
1. See forest.
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  • "I mean the philosopher, who teaches in the Groves of Academus," continued he.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • The victors at the Olympic Games had their statues placed in the Groves.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • In every shallow ravine were Groves of tree ferns forty feet tall.

    The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
  • Or it may be “llwyv,” an elm tree, in reference to the devastation of the Groves just mentioned.

    Y Gododin Aneurin
  • Tell Mrs. Trafford luncheon is ready, Groves, and say Mr. Butler is here.

    Tony Butler Charles James Lever
  • His whole life and the works of his life are the negation of the Groves of Corinth.

    Holbein Beatrice Fortescue
  • I suggested, as Mrs. Groves hesitated in her enumeration of accomplishments.

  • There were Groves of trees he must have planted, so orderly were they set out.

    The Mountain that was 'God' John H. Williams
British Dictionary definitions for Groves

Groves

/ɡrəʊvz/
noun
1.
Sir Charles. 1915–92, English orchestral conductor

grove

/ɡrəʊv/
noun
1.
a small wooded area or plantation
2.
  1. a road lined with houses and often trees, esp in a suburban area
  2. (capital as part of a street name): Ladbroke Grove
Word Origin
Old English grāf; related to grǣfa thicket, greave, Norwegian greivla to intertwine
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Word Origin and History for Groves

grove

n.

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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