\ 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

Examples of grove in a Sentence

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As the altitude increases, so do the groves of shimmering Aspen trees. Alison Beckner, Vogue, "Why New Mexico Is the West Coast’s Best (and Most Overlooked) Wellness Retreat," 29 Sep. 2018 Preston didn’t reveal the grove’s exact location, but the book spurred interest and prompted amateur tree hunters to seek it out. Robert Earle Howells,, "Should we hide the locations of Earth’s greatest trees?," 3 July 2018 Guests can enjoy sweeping views of the olive groves, vineyards, and mountains during their time at the California-meets-South of France escape. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "8 of the Most Beautiful Hotel Gardens in North America," 2 Oct. 2018 In 1955, Disneyland was born in a place that had been orange groves, and the story of the amusement park changed forever. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "From Death Traps to Disneyland: The 600-Year History of the Roller Coaster," 13 Aug. 2018 The groves and canneries of the Valley of Heart’s Delight were steadily giving way to Silicon Valley office parks. Jon Talton, The Seattle Times, "‘It’s the economy, stupid,’ and the bad luck of George H.W. Bush," 4 Dec. 2018 Last year, an incurable disease that devastated Florida groves, along with Hurricane Irma, led to a shortage of oranges from the state. Julie Wernau, WSJ, "More Bad News for the Orange Juice Market," 15 Oct. 2018 Explore the expansive, tranquil grounds which feature a citrus grove, orchard, berry enclosure, and vegetable gardens. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "17 Hotels Around the World With Pets in Residence," 25 July 2018 The path through the groves was paved with stones and children darted about. Peter Gwin, WSJ, "The Horses That Changed History," 19 June 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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