[ ri-lik-wee-ee ]
/ rɪˈlɪk wiˌi /

noun (used with a plural verb)

remains, as those of fossil organisms.


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Origin of reliquiae

From Latin, dating back to 1825–35; see origin at relic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for reliquiae

/ (rɪˈlɪkwɪˌiː) /

pl n

archaic fossil remains of animals or plants

Word Origin for reliquiae

C19: from Latin: remains
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