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Grotesʹque (2 syl.)

means in “Grotto style.” Classical ornaments so called were found in the 13th century in grottoes, that is, excavations made in the baths of Titus and in other Roman buildings. These ornaments abound in fanciful combinations, and hence anything outré is termed grotesque.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Groat
Grog
Grog Blossoms
Grogram
Groined Ceiling
Grommet, Gromet, Grumet, or Grummet
Grongar Hill
Groom of the Stole
Gross
Grosted or Robert Grosseteste
Grotesque
Grotta del Cane (Naples)
Grotto
Grotto of Ephesus (The)
Ground
Ground Arms (To)
Groundlings
Grove
Growlers
Grub Street
Gruel