Cave hyena
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. [1913 Webster]

2. Any hollow place, or part; a cavity. [Obs.] ``The cave of the ear.'' --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

3. (Eng. Politics) A coalition or group of seceders from a political party, as from the Liberal party in England in 1866. See {Adullam}, {Cave of}, in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{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}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Cave hyena — Hyena Hy*e na, n.; pl. {Hyenas}. [L. hyaena, Gr. ?, orig., a sow, but usually, a Libyan wild beast, prob., the hyena, fr. ? hog: cf. F. hy[ e]ne. See {Sow} female hog.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any carnivorous mammal of the family {Hy[ae]nid[ae]}, doglike… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cave Hyena — Taxobox name = Cave Hyena fossil range = Middle to Late Pleistocene image width = 200px image caption = Reconstruction of cave hyena status = Prehistoric trend = unknown regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Carnivora… …   Wikipedia

  • cave hyena — noun : an extinct hyena whose remains are found abundantly in British caves and now usually regarded as a large variety of the living African spotted hyena * * * cave hyena, an extinct hyena whose fossil has been found in many caves of Great… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hyena — Hy*e na, n.; pl. {Hyenas}. [L. hyaena, Gr. ?, orig., a sow, but usually, a Libyan wild beast, prob., the hyena, fr. ? hog: cf. F. hy[ e]ne. See {Sow} female hog.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any carnivorous mammal of the family {Hy[ae]nid[ae]}, doglike nocturnal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hyena dog — Hyena Hy*e na, n.; pl. {Hyenas}. [L. hyaena, Gr. ?, orig., a sow, but usually, a Libyan wild beast, prob., the hyena, fr. ? hog: cf. F. hy[ e]ne. See {Sow} female hog.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any carnivorous mammal of the family {Hy[ae]nid[ae]}, doglike… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Any hollow place, or part; a cavity. [Obs.] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cave bear — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Any hollow place, or part; a cavity. [Obs …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cave dweller — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Any hollow place, or part; a cavity. [Obs …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cave lion — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Any hollow place, or part; a cavity. [Obs …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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