cavernicolous

adjective
cav·​er·​nic·​o·​lous | \ ˌka-vər-ˈni-kə-ləs How to pronounce cavernicolous (audio) \

Definition of cavernicolous

: inhabiting caves

First Known Use of cavernicolous

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cavernicolous

cavern entry 1 + -i- + -colous, probably after French cavernicole

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about cavernicolous

Time Traveler for cavernicolous

Time Traveler

The first known use of cavernicolous was circa 1889

See more words from the same year

Statistics for cavernicolous

Cite this Entry

“Cavernicolous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cavernicolous. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Comments on cavernicolous

What made you want to look up cavernicolous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Who Knew?

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!