Word of the Day: grotto

grot·to noun \ˈgrä-(ˌ)tō\ : a small cave

plural grottoes
also grottos

Full Definition of GROTTO

1: cave
2: an artificial recess or structure made to resemble a natural cave
Examples of GROTTO
  1. <at the heart of the shrine is a small rocky grotto into which pilgrims can descend>

Origin of GROTTO

Italian grotta, grotto, from Latin crypta cavern, crypt

First Known Use: 1617

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