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grotto


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grotto  \Grot"to\,  n.;  pl  {Grottoes}.  [Formerly  grotta,  fr  It 
  grotta,  LL  grupta  fr  L.  crypta  a  con  cealed  subterranran 
  passage  vault,  cavern,  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  concealed,  fr  ?  to 
  conceal.  Cf  {Grot},  {Crypt}.] 
  A  natural  covered  opening  in  the  earth;  a  cave;  also  an 
  artificial  recess,  cave,  or  cavernlike  apartment. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grotto 
  n  :  a  small  cave  (usually  with  attractive  features)  [syn:  {grot}] 




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