cave dweller

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cave dweller

n.
One that dwells in a cave, especially a prehistoric human.

cave′-dwell′ing adj.

cave′ dwell`er


n.
1. a person, as a prehistoric human, living in a cave.
2. a person living in an apartment building.
[1860–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cave dweller - someone who lives in a cavecave dweller - someone who lives in a cave    
primitive, primitive person - a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
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Psychically sensitive Myra experiences recurrent nightmares that will ultimately help identify the true force behind the Doom, while Seeker returns to her cave-dwelling Continuum and discovers a new threat to her clan's survival.
Along with two loyal friends, Ty and Sita embark on a daring vision quest, searching a deadly prehistoric forest for a tribe to save their cave-dwelling clan.
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