Etymology
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cavern (n.)

"large, natural cave under the earth," late 14c., from Old French caverne (12c.) "cave, vault, cellar," from Late Latin caverna "cave," from Latin cavus "hollow" (from PIE root *keue- "to swell," also "vault, hole"). In Old English such a land feature might be called an eorðscræf.

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Definitions of cavern
1
cavern (n.)
any large dark enclosed space;
his eyes were dark caverns
cavern (n.)
a large cave or a large chamber in a cave;
2
cavern (v.)
hollow out as if making a cavern;
Synonyms: cavern out
From wordnet.princeton.edu