2. [syn: sewer, sewerage, cloaca]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cloaca \Clo"a"ca\, n.; pl. Cloac[ae]. [L.]
1. A sewer; as, the Cloaca Maxima of Rome.
2. A privy.
3. (Anat.) The common chamber into which the intestinal,
urinary, and generative canals discharge in birds,
reptiles, amphibians, and many fishes.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: (zoology) the cavity (in birds, reptiles, amphibians, most
fish, and monotremes but not mammals) at the end of the
digestive tract into which the intestinal, genital, and
urinary tracts open
2: a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water [syn:
sewer, sewerage, cloaca]