remains

/ (rɪˈmeɪnz) /

pl n

any pieces, scraps, fragments, etc, that are left unused or still extant, as after use, consumption, the passage of time, etcthe remains of a meal; archaeological remains
the body of a dead person; corpse
Also called: literary remains the unpublished writings of an author at the time of his or her death

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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

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