noun, plural grot·toes, grot·tos.
Origin of grotto
Examples from the Web for grotto
Then they do the grotto, and then Lady Lilias once more leads the way indoors.Mrs. Geoffrey|Duchess
Stars and flowers of crystal were strewed around, and the grotto looked like a fit abode for sylphids or fairies.Holidays at the Grange or A Week's Delight|Emily Mayer Higgins
The late afternoon is the best time for visiting this grotto.
In the evening we had the pleasure of seeing our brave dogs enter the grotto.The Swiss Family Robinson; or Adventures in a Desert Island|Johann David Wyss
The distance to the air-tractor had been over-estimated, and the Grotto must have been passed quite close.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
British Dictionary definitions for grotto
noun plural -toes or -tos
Word Origin for grotto
Word Origin and History for grotto
1610s, from Italian grotta, ultimately from Latin crypta "vault, cavern," from Greek krypte "hidden place" (see crypt). Terminal -o may be from its being spelled that way in many translations of Dante's "Divine Comedy."