[ kav-i-kawrn ]
/ ˈkæv ɪˌkɔrn /

adjective Zoology.

hollow-horned, as the ruminants with true horns, as distinguished from bony antlers.



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Origin of cavicorn

< New Latin cavicornis hollow-horned, equivalent to cavi- (combining form of Latin cavus hollow) + cornis (Latin corn(ū) horn + -is adj. suffix) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for cavicorn

/ (ˈkævɪˌkɔːn) /


(of sheep, goats, etc) having hollow horns as distinct from the solid antlers of deer

Word Origin for cavicorn

C19: from Latin cavus hollow + cornū horn
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