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grove

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Pronunciation: /ɡrəʊv
 
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Definition of grove in English:

noun

A small wood or other group of trees: an olive grove [in place names]: Ladbroke Grove
More example sentences
  • We skimmed groves of ancient olive trees and ribs of bleached white stone.
  • Everywhere you turn there are almond, fig, lemon and orange trees and olive groves.
  • There is one large volcanic rock and several coconut tree palm groves.
Synonyms
copse, wood, thicket, coppice, group of trees;
British spinney
archaic hurst, holt

Origin

Old English grāf, of Germanic origin.

Phrases

the groves of Academe

1
The academic world: younger men lured from the groves of Academe
[translating Horace's silvas Academi]
More example sentences
  • When not sweating in the groves of Academe, he's busy writing a fine blog devoted to ‘Exploring migrants, exiles, expatriates, and out-of-the-way peoples, places, and times, mostly in the Asia-Pacific region.’
  • She moved from the groves of Academe to the National Security Council in 1989.
  • It is also precisely what we need to sustain us during our sojourn in the groves of Academe.

Derivatives

grovy

1
adjective

Words that rhyme with grove

behove, clove, cove, dove, drove, fauve, interwove, Jove, mauve, rove, shrove, stove, strove, trove, wove

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