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  1. (often lowercase) a dry, sparkling white table wine produced in northeastern Spain.
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Historical Examples of cava

  • So the little girl was thinking all the way from Pagani to Cava.

    Pappina, the Little Wanderer

    Katherine Wallace Davis

  • But she realized that the idle remarks of her acquaintance at Cava had some foundation in fact.

    Irma in Italy

    Helen Leah Reed

  • At dusk the little Cava station gave no hint of what the place was.

    Irma in Italy

    Helen Leah Reed

  • Several canoes paddled alongside, and the people in them, after presenting the cava root, came boldly on board.

    Captain Cook

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • The left common iliac vein was plugged up, by a continuation of the coagulum from the cava.

British Dictionary definitions for cava


  1. a Spanish sparkling wine produced by a method similar to that used for champagne
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Word Origin for cava

from Spanish
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cava in Medicine


  1. vena cava
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