specus

noun spe·cus \ˈspēkəs\

Definition of specus

plural

specuses

or

specus

  1. :  the roofed channel in which the water of an ancient Roman aqueduct flows whether underground or raised on embankments or arches

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Origin and Etymology of specus

Latin, cave, cavity, drain, channel; probably akin to Latin specere to look — more at spy


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