Grottoes
grotto grot"to (gr[o^]t"t[-o]), n.; pl. {Grottoes} (gr[o^]t"t[=o]z). [Formerly grotta, fr. It. grotta, LL. grupta, fr. L. crypta a concealed subterranean passage, vault, cavern, Gr. kry`pth, fr. krypto`s concealed, fr. kry`ptein to conceal. Cf. {Grot}, {Crypt}.] A natural covered opening in the earth; a cave; also, an artificial recess, cave, or cavernlike apartment. [1913 Webster]

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