\ˈgrōv \

Definition of grove 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a small wood without underbrush a picnic grove

2 : a planting of fruit or nut trees


biographical name
\ˈgrōv \

Definition of Grove (Entry 2 of 2)

Sir George 1820–1900 English musicologist

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On a hill is the grove of trees that Manuel planted for townspeople to enjoy. Matías Costa, Smithsonian, "The Battle Over the Memory of the Spanish Civil War," 28 June 2018 But after decades of visitors and their cars, the grove of more than 500 sequoias was in danger of being loved to death. CBS News, "Yosemite grove of largest sequoia trees reopens to public after $40M restoration," 14 June 2018 The five-day experience includes yoga classes by the pool, morning hikes amongst ancient olive groves overlooking Monte Amita (Tuscany's Mount Olympus) and a WSET Level 1 wine qualification. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "You Can Now Attend A Yoga Retreat In A Tuscan Villa," 14 June 2016 Elk grove reported four events — including Thompson's. Anita Chabria And Michael Finch Ii, sacbee, "Hate crimes in Sacramento County have increased by 66 percent since 2014," 12 July 2018 The first half of the drive takes you through farmland with rolling hills; the second half leads into eucalyptus groves., "Detours worth taking on your next road trip," 20 May 2018 The grove and the cattle belong to the cerrados branch of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) in Planaltina. The Economist, "Tough times for Embrapa, a jewel of Brazilian innovation," 28 June 2018 Cao Chocolate, based in Pinecrest since 2012, with experimental cacao groves in the Redland, is the only other chocolatier producing bean-to-bar chocolate in South Florida. Carlos Frías, miamiherald, "Cuban coffee, cigars and chocolate? Little Havana opens a new chocolate factory," 15 May 2018 The rooms have stunning views of the lime grove, meadows and polo fields. Erin Hill,, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Stay in Separate Hotels the Night Before Their Wedding," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of grove


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for grove


Middle English, from Old English grāf

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English Language Learners Definition of grove

: a small group of trees; especially : a group of trees that produce fruit or nuts


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Kids Definition of grove

: a small forest or group of planted trees

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to express warning or disapproval

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