Groves

[ grohvz ]
/ groʊvz /
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noun

Leslie Richard,1896–1970, U.S. general.
a city in SE Texas.

Definition for groves (2 of 2)

grove

[ grohv ]
/ groʊv /

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.

Origin of grove

before 900; Middle English; Old English grāf
SYNONYMS FOR grove
1 See forest.
Related formsgroved, adjectivegrove·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for groves (1 of 2)

Groves

/ (ɡrəʊvz) /

noun

Sir Charles. 1915–92, English orchestral conductor

British Dictionary definitions for groves (2 of 2)

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 groves

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.

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