\ 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

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The variety was almost wiped out by bombing during World War II, but a grove with some 200-year-old specimens remains on the land of Cristina Pellizzari, a restaurateur whose family has grown olives for three generations. Jennifer Goldstein, Marie Claire, "Davines' Newest Shampoo Took 203 Years to Make," 8 May 2019 The concept for the outdoor space was to create this amazing habitat within the grove. House Beautiful, "Patrick Printy Designed This California Home to Bring the Great Outdoors Into Every Room," 19 Apr. 2019 In 2008, the Charmoys bought and moved into a two-story modern stone house with a turret in La Palmeraie, an elegant upscale suburb within a natural, 54-square-mile palm grove. Gisela Williams, ELLE Decor, "A Marrakech Home is Transformed with a Modern New Layout Made for Entertaining," 18 Mar. 2019 According to Dezeen, the house sits on a former palm grove that was cleared to build the sprawling residence. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Tropical modern house has a courtyard filled with palm trees," 23 Oct. 2018 Fullerton, like Orange County, was once known for groves of Valencia oranges that blanketed its landscape and oil fields that lay beneath it. Michael R. Blood, The Seattle Times, "Changing Orange County, California, gives Democrats hope," 16 Oct. 2018 Columnist Gustavo Arellano recently had his small grove of fruit trees sprayed to prevent an infection carried by a tiny invasive pest ravaging citrus farms throughout California. Paul Thornton,, "Syria can be stopped — only if we're willing to go to war," 14 Apr. 2018 Garden expert, longtime edible-landscaping teacher and author Robert Kourik stopped by the Luther Burbank Gardens in Santa Rosa the other day and took a look at the grove of spineless cactus. Leah Garchik, San Francisco Chronicle, "In the North Bay, the spineless are growing spines," 4 Feb. 2018 Because of her efforts, barren and eroded hills on the ranch are now covered in groves of olive, acacia, and leleshwa trees. Allyn Stewart, Town & Country, "How Kuki Gallmann Became One of Kenya's Great Protectors," 24 Apr. 2017

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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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