specus

noun
spe·​cus | \ ˈspēkəs \
plural specuses or specus

Definition of specus

: 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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History and Etymology for specus

Latin, cave, cavity, drain, channel; probably akin to Latin specere to look

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“Specus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/specus. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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