: grotto

Examples of grot in a Sentence

the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in a long-forgotten grot by a shepherd boy
Recent Examples on the Web The human filters at Twitter will soon have to catch even more grot. The Economist, 5 Mar. 2020 As with many other arrangements, the content industry took up with Facebook on the promise of a simpler life—the knotty grot-work of reach and revenue would be handed over to our betters. Jason Linkins, The New Republic, 31 Dec. 2019

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Word History


Middle French grotte, from Italian grotta

First Known Use

1506, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grot was in 1506

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“Grot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grot. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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