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reliquiae

[ ri-lik-wee-ee ]
/ rɪˈlɪk wiˌi /
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for reliquiae

reliquiae
/ (rɪˈlɪkwɪˌiː) /

pl n
archaic fossil remains of animals or plants

Word Origin for reliquiae

C19: from Latin: remains
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