• (British) IPA: /ˈɡɹɒt.əʊ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɡɹɑ.toʊ/

grotto (plural grottos)

  1. A small cave.
  2. An artificial cavern-like retreat.
  3. A Marian shrine, usually built in a cavern-like structure.
  4. A local organization of cavers that typically organizes trips to caves and provides information and training for caving; a caving club.
    • 1987, National Speleological Society, NSS News, vol. 45-46, p.331:
      An earlier attempt to organize a grotto in the Indiana, PA, area in the mid-1970s failed to succeed, but from it developed the informal Chestnut Ridge Explorers Association.
  5. (Satanism) A secretive name for a local group of underground Satanists.
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