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Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Cave Cave (k[=a]v), n. [F. cave, L. cavus hollow, whence cavea cavity. Cf. Cage.] 1. A hollow place in the earth, either natural or artificial; a subterraneous cavity; a cavern; a den. 2. Any hollow place, or part; a cavity. [Obs.] ``The cave of the ear.'' --Bacon. Cave bear (Zo["o]l.), a very large fossil bear (Ursus spel[ae]us) similar to the grizzly bear, but large; common in European caves. Cave dweller, a savage of prehistoric times whose dwelling place was a cave. --Tylor. Cave hyena (Zo["o]l.), a fossil hyena found abundanty in British caves, now usually regarded as a large variety of the living African spotted hyena. Cave lion (Zo["o]l.), a fossil lion found in the caves of Europe, believed to be a large variety of the African lion. Bone cave. See under Bone.



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