Definition of grove in US English:

grove

noun

  • A small wood, orchard, or group of trees.

    ‘an olive grove’
    in place names ‘Ocean Grove’
    • ‘The woods in front of them degenerated into a thick grove of bamboo and undergrowth.’
    • ‘We skimmed groves of ancient olive trees and ribs of bleached white stone.’
    • ‘Each had its own garden, with vines and avocados and small citrus groves.’
    • ‘The river valleys are loaded with date palm groves, vineyards, and sunflower fields.’
    • ‘Here, on one side, is a terraced olive grove dropping away towards the sea.’
    • ‘When they had reached a small grove of trees, the girl turned to look into her love's eyes.’
    • ‘Their farm is a brisk 15-minute walk from the road through lush coconut groves.’
    • ‘For the men, the job ends as soon they fetch raw materials from nearby palm groves.’
    • ‘The women who met in the secluded sacred grove became sisters joined by blood.’
    • ‘Orchards and mulberry groves were uprooted to pave the way for more cotton.’
    • ‘There is one large volcanic rock and several coconut tree palm groves.’
    • ‘They take possession of the villagers' olive groves without offering payment or alternatives.’
    • ‘His sustainable productive chain begins at the small coconut groves that are farmed by rural communities.’
    • ‘The valley is a riot of wildflowers, aspen groves, and tumbling rivers.’
    • ‘We walked along the beach at a quick pace and soon reached the grove.’
    • ‘There is plenty of water coming down the mountains, and he intends to plant citrus groves, I think.’
    • ‘Around the beginning of the 20th century, a neighbor planted a grove of American chestnuts.’
    • ‘Most people live in individual family compounds surrounded by banana groves and fields and scattered across the hillsides.’
    • ‘The terrain near Alicante is quite nice with terraced olive groves on the mountainsides and orange groves in the valleys.’
    • ‘Everywhere you turn there are almond, fig, lemon and orange trees and olive groves.’
    copse, wood, thicket, coppice, group of trees
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Origin

Old English grāf, of Germanic origin.

Pronunciation

grove

/ɡrōv//ɡroʊv/