\ ˈgrōv How to pronounce grove (audio) \

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 How to pronounce Grove (audio) \

Definition of Grove (Entry 2 of 2)

Sir George 1820–1900 English musicologist

Examples of grove in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The cemetery, under a grove of trees next to a wide-open field, is the final resting place of George L. Kemp, a farmer and a captain in the Revolutionary War. New York Times, 26 May 2021 The year-round Rio Grande Village Campground is nestled in a grove of trees near the Rio Grande. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 18 May 2021 Hikes lead to lookouts for sweeping views of the lake and forests, as well as to a grove of old-growth redwoods. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 May 2021 The West Loop Trail is an easy introduction if Mom has never explored Elysian Park near downtown L.A. Follow a wide dirt path that winds uphill past a grove of eucalyptus trees. Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2021 These monoliths face three longleaf pine trees and are surrounded by a grove of tupelo trees. Bebe Howorth, ELLE Decor, 22 Apr. 2021 Ellsberg, who turned ninety on Wednesday, lives with his wife, Patricia, in the hills above Berkeley, California; their house is nestled in a grove of redwoods, with a sweeping view of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Ben Bradlee, The New Yorker, 8 Apr. 2021 Why Its intimate Chamilandu Bushcamp has just three thatch-and-reed houses on stilts in an ebony grove on the banks of the Luangwa River—authentic African wilderness magic. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, 2 June 2021 Besides the garden’s spring blooms, visitors can explore the banyan grove, desert garden, an area dedicated to California’s native plants and more. Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar. 2021

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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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18 Jun 2021

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“Grove.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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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


\ ˈgrōv How to pronounce grove (audio) \

Kids Definition of grove

: a small forest or group of planted trees

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