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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
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The Works Consist Of The Reconstruction Of 300M Of Urban Roadworks Along The R526 Main Street Commencing At The Entry To The Village From The Limerick City Side, At The Marian Grotto And Finishing At The South Western Entrance To The Applegreen Service Station.
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