grot

[ grot ]
/ grɒt /
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noun Chiefly Literary.

a grotto.

Nearby words

  1. grosvenor,
  2. grosvenor, gilbert hovey,
  3. grosz,
  4. grosz, george,
  5. groszy,
  6. grote,
  7. grotesk,
  8. grotesque,
  9. grotesquery,
  10. grotian

Origin of grot

1500–10; < French grotte < Italian grotta; see grotto

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British Dictionary definitions for grot

grot

1
/ (ɡrɒt) /

noun

slang rubbish; dirt

Word Origin for grot

C20: from grotty

noun

a poetic word for grotto

Word Origin for grot

C16: from French grotte, from Old Italian grotta; see grotto

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Word Origin and History for grot

grot

n.

short for grotto, c.1500; perhaps from or influenced by French grotte.

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