- a grotto.
Origin of grot
1500–10; < French grotte < Italian grotta; see grotto
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Examples from the Web for grot
Hence to Sir Guy's grot, where they say he did his penances, and died.
There he had two mummies; a grot where he lay in a hammock, like an Indian.
Now the original idea of a Christian church was that of a grot; a cave.
Still, the idea that the church was to be a grot haunted the minds of builders.
Now the original idea of a Christian church was that of a grot—a cave.Literary and General Lectures and Essays
- slang rubbish; dirt
C20: from grotty
- a poetic word for grotto
C16: from French grotte, from Old Italian grotta; see grotto
Word Origin and History for grot
short for grotto, c.1500; perhaps from or influenced by French grotte.
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