grotto


grot·to

noun \ˈgrä-(ˌ)tō\

: a small cave

plural grottoes also grottos

Full Definition of GROTTO

1
:  cave
2
:  an artificial recess or structure made to resemble a natural cave

Examples of GROTTO

  1. <at the heart of the shrine is a small rocky grotto into which pilgrims can descend>

Origin of GROTTO

Italian grotta, grotto, from Latin crypta cavern, crypt
First Known Use: 1617

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

Rhymes with GROTTO

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