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Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin cavea 'hollow place, cage', from cavus; CAVE1

cage

1 noun
     
cage
Related topics: Pets
cage1 [countable]
DHPT a structure made of wires or bars in which birds or animals can be kept

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