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  • adj. Having hollow horns
  • n. Any animal having hollow horns, but especially any ruminant of the family Cavicornia

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having hollow horns.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Hollow-horned, as a ruminant; specifically, of or pertaining to the Cavicornia.
  • n. A hollow-horned ruminant; specifically, one of the Cavicornia.


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  • With regard to the second question, it is a matter of importance that although we have hitherto not discovered any Ruminants with this modification of the teeth, still less any cavicorn or sheath-horned

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  • Ruminants -- including the giraffes, the antler-bearing forms called deer, the cavicorn or sheath-horned bovines, ovines and caprines, and the large series of antelopes of Africa and India -- all have precisely this form of jaw, this number and shape and grouping of the teeth.

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