see also: Fossil
  • (British) IPA: /ˈfɒsəl/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈfɑːsəl/

fossil (plural fossils)

  1. The mineralized remains of an animal or plant.
  2. (paleontology) Any preserved evidence of ancient life, including shells, imprints, burrows, coprolites, and organically-produced chemicals.
  3. (linguistics) A fossil word.
  4. (figuratively) Anything extremely old, extinct, or outdated.
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Proper noun
  1. A small city/county seat in Wheeler County, Oregon.

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