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Meaning of RELICT

Pronunciation:  'relikt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  geological feature that is a remnant of a pre-existing formation after other parts have disappeared
  2. [n]  an organism or species surviving as a remnant of an otherwise extinct flora or fauna in an environment much changed from that in which it originated

RELICT is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 See Also: being, formation, geological formation, geology, organism



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Rel"ict\ (-?kt), n. [L. relicta, fr. of relictus, p. p.
of relinquere to leave behind. See {Relinquish}.]
A woman whose husband is dead; a widow.

      Eli dying without issue, Jacob was obliged by law to
      marry his relict, and so to raise up seed to his
      brother Eli.                             --South.