grove

noun \ ˈgrōv \
Updated on: 19 May 2018

Definition of grove

1 : a small wood without underbrush
  • a picnic grove
2 : a planting of fruit or nut trees

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Origin and Etymology of grove

Middle English, from Old English grāf


Grove

biographical name \ ˈgrōv \

Definition of Grove

Sir George 1820–1900 English musicologist

GROVE Defined for English Language Learners

grove

Definition of grove for English Language Learners

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


GROVE Defined for Kids

grove

noun \ ˈgrōv \

Definition of grove for Students

: a small forest or group of planted trees


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