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[grohv] /groʊv/
a small wood or forested area, usually with no undergrowth:
a grove of pines.
a small orchard or stand of fruit-bearing trees, especially citrus trees:
a grove of lemon trees.
Origin of grove
before 900; Middle English; Old English grāf
Related forms
groved, adjective
groveless, adjective
1. See forest.


[grohv] /groʊv/
Sir George, 1820–1900, English musicologist.
Robert Moses ("Lefty") 1900–75, U.S. baseball player. Unabridged
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  • The tree from which they had been watching the spy's house was a giant pine that towered above every other tree in the grove.

    The Secret Wireless Lewis E. Theiss
  • Then he raced around the corner of the restaurant and made for the grove.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • When within ten miles of their destination, they halted in a grove near the Moola river.

  • Camp was pitched in a grove of spruces at the lower end of the lake.

    The Long Labrador Trail Dillon Wallace
  • Some forty years ago one of the governors of Mount Lebanon had a wall built inclosing the grove and a guardian appointed.

    Silver Chimes in Syria W. S. Nelson
British Dictionary definitions for grove


a small wooded area or plantation
  1. a road lined with houses and often trees, esp in a suburban area
  2. (capital as part of a street name): Ladbroke Grove
Word Origin
Old English grāf; related to grǣfa thicket, greave, Norwegian greivla to intertwine
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Word Origin and History for grove

Old English graf "grove, copse" (akin to græafa "thicket"), from Proto-Germanic *graibo-, but not certainly found in other Germanic languages and with no known cognates anywhere else.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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grove in the Bible

(1.) Heb. 'asherah, properly a wooden image, or a pillar representing Ashtoreth, a sensual Canaanitish goddess, probably usually set up in a grove (2 Kings 21:7; 23:4). In the Revised Version the word "Asherah" (q.v.) is introduced as a proper noun, the name of the wooden symbol of a goddess, with the plurals Asherim (Ex. 34:13) and Asheroth (Judg. 3:13). The LXX. have rendered _asherah_ in 2 Chr. 15:16 by "Astarte." The Vulgate has done this also in Judg. 3:7. (2.) Heb. 'eshel (Gen. 21:33). In 1 Sam. 22:6 and 31:13 the Authorized Version renders this word by "tree." In all these passages the Revised Version renders by "tamarisk tree." It has been identified with the Tamariscus orientalis, five species of which are found in Palestine. (3.) The Heb. word 'elon, uniformly rendered in the Authorized Version by "plain," properly signifies a grove or plantation. In the Revised Version it is rendered, pl., "oaks" (Gen. 13:18; 14:13; 18:1; 12:6; Deut. 11:30; Josh. 19:33). In the earliest times groves are mentioned in connection with religious worship. The heathen consecrated groves to particular gods, and for this reason they were forbidden to the Jews (Jer. 17:3; Ezek. 20:28).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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