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The Oxford Companion to the Garden
Patrick TaylorPatrick Taylor

The word is part of an etymological cluster which includes the Latin crypta, Italian grotta, and French grotte, signifying an underground cave, chamber, or vault. The grotto as a mysterious place in which extraordinary events might occur was established in classical literature. Cyclops's cave described in Book 9 of Homer's ... ...

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