Grotto

A grotto (Italian grotta and French grotte) is any type of natural or artificial cave that is associated with modern, historic, or prehistoric use by humans. When it is not an artificial garden feature, a grotto is often a small cave near water and often flooded or liable to flood at high tide. The picturesque Grotta Azzurra at Capri and the grott...
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Grotto

• (n.) A natural covered opening in the earth; a cave; also, an artificial recess, cave, or cavernlike apartment.
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Grotto

[National Speleological Society] A Grotto is an internal organization of the National Speleological Society (NSS). They generally function as the local NSS chapter/club. Many Grottos however, operate in areas outside of their local area, with many operating in several states. Most Grottos also participate in Regions which are loose associat...
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Grotto

[Satanism] Within Satanism, a grotto is a gathering of Satanists for means of ritualization or general social interaction. Originally, `the grotto system` was formed by the Church of Satan for their members within geographical proximity, though this system has been largely phased out due contemporary means of communication. ...
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Grotto

Grot'to (grŏt'to) noun ; plural Grottoes (-tōz). [ Formerly grotta , from Italian grotta , Late Latin grupta , from Latin crypta a concealed subterranean passage, vault, cavern, Greek kry`pth , from krypto`s concealed, fro...
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grotto

A room in a cave of moderate dimensions but richly decorated.
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Grotto

a simulated natural cave, dug into the earth or built up out of rock and lined with collections of zoological and geological specimens eg stalagmites, shells, bones, altars etc. Usually very atmospheric and often designed to 'disquiet'.
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Grotto

An underground chamber built as a folly. These could utilise a cliff edge of exposed rock, or be a construction above the level of the ground - but pretending to be below it, by using large stones. These were common in the mid-18th century. At Hartburn (Northumberland), niches were carved and a 'house' frontage erected at the base of a cliff. It is...
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grotto

an underground passage, often decorated with crystals, bits of broken shells, and broken pieces of mirror, and involving running water in rills and pools; all of this is calculated to create a mysterious effect.
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grotto

natural or artificial cave used as a decorative feature in 18th-century European gardens. Grottoes derived from natural caves were regarded in ... [1 related articles]
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grotto

[n] - a small cave (usually with attractive features)
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