Relict



noun
1.
Ecology. a species or community living in an environment that has changed from that which is typical for it.
2.
a remnant or survivor.
3.
a widow.
noun
1.
(ecology)

a group of animals or plants that exists as a remnant of a formerly widely distributed group in an environment different from that in which it originated
(as modifier): a relict fauna

2.
(geology)

a mountain, lake, glacier, etc, that is a remnant of a pre-existing formation after a destructive process has occurred
a mineral that remains unaltered after metamorphism of the rock in which it occurs

3.
an archaic word for widow (sense 1)
4.
an archaic word for relic (sense 6)

relict rel·ict (rěl’ĭkt, rĭ-lĭkt’)
n.
Something that has survived; a remnant.

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