\ 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 Each year, nearly 1 million people visit the redwood grove, drawn to trees that soar to 250 feet and meandering creeks amid the ferns. Kurtis Alexander,, "Muir Woods, one of last parks to resume operations, to reopen Monday," 26 June 2020 The tropical rain forest is a shady paradise filled with tall cypress trees, cycads, a grove of bamboo and tropical trees from around the world. Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times, "The 15 best places in L.A. to find shade on hot summer days," 24 June 2020 Decton Hylton guided his tractor through a grove of pecan trees whose canopy of leaves filtered the sun. Audrea Lim, Harper's Magazine, "We Shall Not Be Moved," 23 June 2020 The chase ended when his Honda Pilot crashed with a grove of trees, according to the death report. Nicole Chavez, CNN, "Prosecutors are investigating possible evidence tampering in Javier Ambler's death," 19 June 2020 The main source of the pristine river surfaces in a lush grove of pecan and sycamore trees on Strunk’s ranch. John Maccormack,, "Wind farms threaten unspoiled West Texas river and Air Force pilot training routes," 19 June 2020 One of California’s classic coastal getaways, Ventana Big Sur underwent a major, multimillion-dollar refurbishment a couple years ago and even added luxury glamping tents in an ancient redwood grove. Eric Rosen, Condé Nast Traveler, "These Top Hotels Are Rarely Bookable With Points—But COVID-19 Has Changed That," 12 June 2020 However, Sunlight Pool reopened in 1972 and the picnic grove followed in 1973. Charles Infosino,, "So, what's Coney Island gonna be like with no rides?," 12 June 2020 The town is the gateway to the Valley of the Giants, a 51-acre federal forest preserve with an iconic grove of trees as big as redwoods, draped in soggy neon moss. The Oregonian -, "Big money bought the forests. Small timber communities are paying the price," 11 June 2020

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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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The first known use of grove was before the 12th century

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29 Jun 2020

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“Grove.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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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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