[ ri-fyoo-jee-uhm ]
/ rɪˈfyu dʒi əm /
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noun, plural re·fu·gi·a [ri-fyoo-jee-uh]. /rɪˈfyu dʒi ə/.
an area where special environmental circumstances have enabled a species or a community of species to survive after extinction in surrounding areas.
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Origin of refugium
From Latin, dating back to 1900–05; see origin at refuge
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How to use refugium in a sentence
Pieza que se refugia en esa fuente misteriosa, pieza perdida.Legends, Tales and Poems|Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
Refugia, this is the preserver of your house, the Seor Bryton.
Doa Refugia was past speech, and could only shake her head dumbly.
Doa Refugia drank the fiery liquor, and appeared to enjoy it very much, but it had not a quieting influence.
It was found under the door, and it had frightened Doa Refugia, and she wanted it out of the house when the men were away.
British Dictionary definitions for refugium
/ (rɪˈfjuːdʒɪəm) /
noun plural -gia (-dʒɪə)
a geographical region that has remained unaltered by a climatic change affecting surrounding regions and that therefore forms a haven for relict fauna and flora
Word Origin for refugium
C20: Latin: refuge
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