meaning of fossil

1. Dug out of the earth; as, fossil coal; fossil salt.
Like or pertaining to fossils; contained in rocks, whether petrified or not; as, fossil plants, shells.
A substance dug from the earth.
The remains of an animal or plant found in stratified rocks. Most fossils belong to extinct species, but many of the later ones belong to species still living.
A person whose views and opinions are extremely antiquated; one whose sympathies are with a former time rather than with the present.
the remains or an impression of a plant or animal that existed in a past geological age and that has been excavated from the soil

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