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[French grotte, from Italian grotta; see grotto.]
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slang rubbish; dirt
[C20: from grotty]
(Architecture) a poetic word for grotto
[C16: from French grotte, from Old Italian grotta; see grotto]
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n. Chiefly Literary.
[1500–10; < French grotte < Italian grotta; see grotto]
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|Noun||1.||grot - 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
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