Definition of John o'Groats in English:

John o'Groats

Line breaks: John o'Groats
Pronunciation: /əˈgrəʊts
 
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  • A village at the extreme NE point of the Scottish mainland.

Origin

said to be named after John de Groat and his two brothers, who came from Holland with a royal letter of protection and built a house on the site in the 16th century.

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