Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sparkling wine made from a blend of grapes, produced primarily in and near Catalonia.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A caval vein; one of the venæ cavæ. See caval, n.
  • noun Plural of cavum.
  • noun The Polynesian name of an intoxicating beverage prepared from the shrub Macropiper latifolium.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Plural form of cavum.
  • noun Alternative capitalization of Cava, a Spanish white sparkling wine

Etymologies

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

[Catalan, cellar, cava, from Late Latin, ditch, trench, from Latin, neuter pl. of cavus, hollow; see keuə- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • One of these large receivers, called the _vena cava superior_, or _upper vena cava_, brings back the blood from the arms and head, the other, the _vena cava inferior_, or _lower vena cava_, brings back the blood from the body and lower limbs.

    A Treatise on Domestic Economy For the Use of Young Ladies at Home and at School

  • This is performed after a Glenn shunt, where the superior vena cava is attached to the pulmonary artery.

    Cardiac terms and definitions

  • [Footnote 2] An abscess or other tumour of the liver may, by pressing on the vena portae, cause serous effusion into the peritonaeal sac; or by pressure on the inferior vena cava, which is connected with the posterior thick border of the liver, may cause anasarca of the lower limbs.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • It must not be confused with the inferior cava, which is not found in the dog-fish, the [right] posterior cardinals representing the rabbit's azygos vein.

    Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata

  • You also get a case of cava, which is more pleasurable.

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  • The subtly billed "sparkling" libations, made with the Spanish white wine known as cava, ground their bubbles in the harder stuff of a Hemingway character and are good enough to order twice - particularly the palate-puckering punch of tequila, grapefruit juice and rosemary.

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  • The subtly billed "sparkling" libations, made with the Spanish white wine known as cava, ground their bubbles in the harder stuff of a Hemingway character and are good enough to order twice - particularly the palate-puckering punch of tequila, grapefruit juice and rosemary.

    Home/News

  • The subtly billed "sparkling" libations, made with the Spanish white wine known as cava, ground their bubbles in the harder stuff of a Hemingway character and are good enough to order twice - particularly the palate-puckering punch of tequila, grapefruit juice and rosemary.

    Home/News

  • We also had prawns, baby squid with white beans (and the squid ink!), a few others and a few glasses of cava, which is their sparkiling white wine and quite yummy.

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  • We also had prawns, baby squid with white beans (and the squid ink!), a few others and a few glasses of cava, which is their sparkiling white wine and quite yummy.

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  • vino espumoso blanco o rosado, elaborado al estilo del que se fabrica en Champaña

    October 22, 2007

  • de origen catalan, no? La marca mas conocida aqui en EEUU es Freixenet.

    October 22, 2007

  • Sí, es de origen catalán. Aquí la marca más conocida también es Freixenet y tras ella Codorníu. ¿Tomáis cava en los EE.UU.? // Si quieres saber más: Cava @ Wikipedia

    October 22, 2007