Etymology
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grove (n.)

Old English graf "grove, copse, small wood" (akin to græafa "thicket"), not certainly found in other Germanic languages and with no known cognates. Groves of Academe refers to the shaded walks of the Academy at Athens.

updated on April 24, 2015

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Definitions of grove from WordNet

grove (n.)
a small growth of trees without underbrush;
grove (n.)
garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth;
Synonyms: woodlet / orchard / plantation
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