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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.

Origin of grove

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

Synonyms for grove

1. See forest. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for groves

Contemporary Examples of groves

Historical Examples of groves

  • The victors at the Olympic Games had their statues placed in the groves.


    Lydia Maria Child

  • "I mean the philosopher, who teaches in the groves of Academus," continued he.


    Lydia Maria Child

  • In every shallow ravine were groves of tree ferns forty feet tall.

    The Leopard Woman

    Stewart Edward White

  • Or it may be “llwyv,” an elm tree, in reference to the devastation of the groves just mentioned.

    Y Gododin


  • Tell Mrs. Trafford luncheon is ready, Groves, and say Mr. Butler is here.

    Tony Butler

    Charles James Lever

British Dictionary definitions for groves



Sir Charles. 1915–92, English orchestral conductor



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 groves



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