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A small wood or other group of trees:‘an olive grove’[in place names] ‘Ladbroke Grove’
copse, wood, thicket, coppice, group of treesorchard, plantationspinneyhurst, holtView synonyms
- ‘Orchards and mulberry groves were uprooted to pave the way for more cotton.’
- ‘We walked along the beach at a quick pace and soon reached the grove.’
- ‘Each had its own garden, with vines and avocados and small citrus groves.’
- ‘Here, on one side, is a terraced olive grove dropping away towards the sea.’
- ‘We skimmed groves of ancient olive trees and ribs of bleached white stone.’
- ‘The woods in front of them degenerated into a thick grove of bamboo and undergrowth.’
- ‘There is one large volcanic rock and several coconut tree palm groves.’
- ‘The terrain near Alicante is quite nice with terraced olive groves on the mountainsides and orange groves in the valleys.’
- ‘For the men, the job ends as soon they fetch raw materials from nearby palm groves.’
- ‘When they had reached a small grove of trees, the girl turned to look into her love's eyes.’
- ‘His sustainable productive chain begins at the small coconut groves that are farmed by rural communities.’
- ‘Around the beginning of the 20th century, a neighbor planted a grove of American chestnuts.’
- ‘There is plenty of water coming down the mountains, and he intends to plant citrus groves, I think.’
- ‘The river valleys are loaded with date palm groves, vineyards, and sunflower fields.’
- ‘Most people live in individual family compounds surrounded by banana groves and fields and scattered across the hillsides.’
- ‘The women who met in the secluded sacred grove became sisters joined by blood.’
- ‘Their farm is a brisk 15-minute walk from the road through lush coconut groves.’
- ‘The valley is a riot of wildflowers, aspen groves, and tumbling rivers.’
- ‘Everywhere you turn there are almond, fig, lemon and orange trees and olive groves.’
- ‘They take possession of the villagers' olive groves without offering payment or alternatives.’
the groves of academe
The academic world:‘younger men lured from the groves of Academe’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Or maybe in the groves of academe, not all offensive speech is created equal.’
- ‘At the same time, it began entering the groves of academe.’
- ‘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.’’
- ‘But the biggest threat lurks in the leafy groves of academe.’
Old English grāf, of Germanic origin.
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