variants or less commonly cavey
plural -s
: a coop or cage for hens

Word History


obsolete Dutch or obsolete Flemish kavie, from Middle Dutch cavie; akin to Old Saxon & Old High German kevia cage; all from a prehistoric D-Low German-High German word borrowed from Latin cavea cage

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“Cavie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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