cave dweller

noun

Definition of cave dweller 

1 : one (such as a prehistoric human) that dwells in a cave

2 : one that lives in a city apartment building

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Lewisi, named after Lewis, is the 15th species discovered in the genus Islandiana and only the fifth cave dweller among them. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "New Spider Species Discovered In Indiana Cave," 3 July 2018 The jewelry that the cave dwellers wore tells its own story of change. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "People Lived in This Cave for 78,000 Years," 11 May 2018 Lucky visitors might catch a glimpse of the few cave dwellers including bats and salamanders. Richard Tribou, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Jackson County: Dare to dwell deep underground," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of cave dweller

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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