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  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.
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Origin of grove

before 900; Middle English; Old English grāf
Related formsgroved, adjectivegrove·less, adjective


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1. See forest.


  1. Sir George,1820–1900, English musicologist.
  2. Robert MosesLefty, 1900–75, U.S. baseball player.
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  • Then he raced around the corner of the restaurant and made for the grove.

  • They were now without the grove; a gay throng was before them.

  • You don't suppose it would walk in the grove in the daytime, do you?

    Good Indian

    B. M. Bower

  • Ferry appeared behind me and beckoned me deeper into the grove.

    The Cavalier

    George Washington Cable

  • Camp was pitched in a grove of spruces at the lower end of the lake.

British Dictionary definitions for grove


  1. a small wooded area or plantation
    1. a road lined with houses and often trees, esp in a suburban area
    2. (capital as part of a street name)Ladbroke Grove
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Word Origin

Old English grāf; related to grǣfa thicket, greave, Norwegian greivla to intertwine
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Word Origin and History for grove


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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