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grot·to

 (grŏt′ō)
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.]

grotto

(ˈɡrɒtəʊ)
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]

grot•to

(ˈgrɒt oʊ)

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]
grot′toed, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grotto - a small cave (usually with attractive features)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

grotto

noun cave, tunnel, hollow, cavern, underground chamber Water trickles through an underground grotto.

grotto

noun
A hollow beneath the earth's surface:
Translations
grottajeskyňka
grotte
luola
caverna

grotto

[ˈgrɒtəʊ] N (grottos or grottoes (pl)) → gruta f

grotto

[ˈgrɒtəʊ] ngrotte f
Santa's grotto → grotte du père Noël

grotto

n pl <-(e)s> → Grotte f, → Höhle f; fairy grottoMärchenhöhle f; Santa’s grotto Raum, in dem der Weihnachtsmann in Kaufhäusern etc auftritt

grotto

[ˈgrɒtəʊ] ngrotta
References in classic literature ?
Every shadowy nook, where seats invited one to stop and rest, was a mass of bloom, every cool grotto had its marble nymph smiling from a veil of flowers and every fountain reflected crimson, white, or pale pink roses, leaning down to smile at their own beauty.
We passed the night in a grotto hollowed in the snow, which afforded us but poor shelter, and I was ill all night.
Yes," said he, "I made a vow, to our Lady of the Grotto not to cut my hair or beard for ten years if I were saved in a moment of danger; but to-day the vow expires.
This door communicated with a subterranean passage, leading under the street to a grotto in the garden of a house about a hundred yards from that of the future Protector.
From the North Cape to the Blue Grotto at Capri they wandered, because the next steamer headed that way, or because some one had set them on the road.
It is enshrined in a kind of grotto in the grounds, and Vogelstein remarked to Pandora that he was a good man for the place, but was too familiar.
On the under story, towards the garden, let it be turned to a grotto, or a place of shade, or estivation.
In the purple grotto you will find the golden casket.
Anyhow, she left it almost finished in the Grotto of the Calvary at the Capuccini Hotel at Amalfi while she went for a little ink.
And thus the wonderful Blue Grotto is suggested to me.
which were regarded as wonderful in 1653, are still so, even at the present time; the cascades awakened the admiration of kings and princes; and as for the famous grotto, the theme of so many poetical effusions, the residence of that illustrious nymph of Vaux, whom Pelisson made converse with La Fontaine, we must be spared the description of all its beauties.
There is a grotto in the park which you can see for a fee, and which is supposed to be very wonderful; but I cannot see much in it myself.