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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that dwells in a cave, especially a prehistoric human.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Prehistoric human who lived in caves, a caveman or cavewoman
  • n. One who behaves like a caveman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a savage of prehistoric times whose dwelling place was a cave.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who dwells in a cave; a troglodyte; specifically, a member of the prehistoric race of men who dwelt in natural caves, subsisting on shell-fish and wild animals.
  • n. pl. [capitalized] A name given to the Bohemian Brethren (which see, under Bohemian), because they hid in caves to escape persecution.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who lives in a cave

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