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grove

[ grohv ]
/ groʊv /
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noun

a small wood or forested area, usually with no undergrowth: a grove of pines.
a small orchard or stand of fruit-bearing trees, especially citrus trees: a grove of lemon trees.

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RELATED WORDS

coppice, orchard, covert, woodland, plantation, copse, wood, brake, forest, thicket, stand, spinney

Nearby words

grout, grout box, groutlock brick, grouts, grouty, grove, grove city, grove, robert moses, grove, sir george, grovel, grover

Origin of grove

before 900; Middle English; Old English grāf
SYNONYMS FOR grove
1 See forest.
Related formsgroved, adjectivegrove·less, adjective

Definition for grove (2 of 2)

Grove

[ grohv ]
/ groʊv /

noun

Sir George,1820–1900, English musicologist.
Robert MosesLefty, 1900–75, U.S. baseball player.
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British Dictionary definitions for grove

grove

/ (ɡrəʊv) /

noun

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

Word Origin for grove

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

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper