Part of speech: noun

A small picturesque cave.

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Usage examples "grotto":

  1. We sat down in a charming grotto, and began styling each other papa and daughter, and allowing ourselves liberties which threatened to lead to danger. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  2. And that was a thing he was altogether likely to do, if he were to have more business in the grotto. - "The Voodoo Gold Trail", Walter Walden.
  3. The grotto constructed by the poet may still be seen near the railway station at Ware. - "Hertfordshire", Herbert W Tompkins.