Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
n. pl. grot·toes or grot·tos
1. A small cave or cavern.
2. An artificial structure or excavation made to resemble a cave or cavern.
[Alteration of Italian grotta, from Vulgar Latin *grupta, from Latin crypta, vault; see crypt.]
n, pl -toes or -tos
1. (Physical Geography) a small cave, esp one with attractive features
2. (Architecture) a construction in the form of a cave, esp as in landscaped gardens during the 18th century
[C17: from Old Italian grotta, from Late Latin crypta vault; see crypt]
n., pl. -toes, -tos.
1. a cave or cavern.
2. an artificial cavernlike recess or structure.
[1610–20; < Italian grotta « Latin crypta subterranean passage, chamber. See crypt]
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||grotto - a small cave (usually with attractive features)|
cave - a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea