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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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  • 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.

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

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  • [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.

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  • 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.

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  • You also get a case of cava, which is more pleasurable. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • 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.


  • 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. Recent Updates

  • Spanish sparklers are called cava and are made from three white grapes: macebo, parellada and xarello. - News

  • Waitrose said sales of champagne were up 5\% year on year while sparkling wines such as cava and sparkling chardonnay had seen a "significant" increase of 35\%.

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  • Wines should be light and fresh, such as cava from Spain, Moscato de Asti from Italy or chilled rose.

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  • 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

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

    October 22, 2007

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

    October 22, 2007