grove

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grove

 (grōv)
n.
1. A small wood or stand of trees lacking dense undergrowth.
2. A group of trees planted and cultivated for the production of fruit or nuts: an orange grove.

[Middle English, from Old English grāf.]

grove

(ɡrəʊv)
n
1. (Forestry) a small wooded area or plantation
2.
a. a road lined with houses and often trees, esp in a suburban area
b. (capital as part of a street name): Ladbroke Grove.
[Old English grāf; related to grǣfa thicket, greave, Norwegian greivla to intertwine]

grove

(groʊv)

n.
1. a small wood or forested area, usu. with no undergrowth.
2. a small orchard or stand of fruit-bearing trees, esp. citrus trees.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English grāf]
groved, adj.
grove′less, adj.

Grove

 a small wood or group of trees for providing shade, forming avenues, etc. See also bosk.
Examples: grove of bayonets, 1889; of ears of wheat, 1667; of fruit trees, 1838; of their own kindred, 1793; of Athenian literature, 1849; of olives, 1667; of majestic palms, 1856; of spears, 1667; of trees.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grove - a small growth of trees without underbrushgrove - a small growth of trees without underbrush
forest, woods, wood - the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
2.grove - garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowthgrove - garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth
apple orchard - a grove of apple trees
garden - a plot of ground where plants are cultivated
lemon grove - a grove of lemon trees
orange grove - grove of orange trees
peach orchard - a grove of peach trees

grove

noun wood, woodland, plantation, covert, thicket, copse, brake, coppice, spinney open fields and groves of trees
Translations
lund
lehto
boschetto
луг
lund
гай

grove

[grəʊv] Narboleda f, bosquecillo m
grove of pinespineda f
grove of poplarsalameda f

grove

[ˈgrəʊv] n [trees] → bosquet m olive grove

grove

nHain m, → Wäldchen nt

grove

[grəʊv] nboschetto
References in classic literature ?
Father, I firmly do believe - I know - for Death, who comes for me From regions of the blest afar, Where there is nothing to deceive, Hath left his iron gate ajar, And rays of truth you cannot see Are flashing thro' Eternity -- I do believe that Eblis hath A snare in ev'ry human path - Else how, when in the holy grove I wandered of the idol, Love, Who daily scents his snowy wings With incense of burnt offerings From the most unpolluted things, Whose pleasant bowers are yet so riven Above with trelliced rays from Heaven No mote may shun - no tiniest fly The light'ning of his eagle eye - How was it that Ambition crept, Unseen, amid the revels there, Till growing bold, he laughed and leapt In the tangles of Love's very hair?
Have no secret fear at the noise of man-slaying Ares who now rages shouting about the holy grove of Phoebus Apollo, the lord who shoots form afar.
According to him, a holy grove is a nice oak copse, presumably on top of a hill where sacrifices to pagan gods were brought.