The definition of a fossil is the preserved remains of a prehistoric organism or is slang for someone or something that is old and outdated.(noun)
See fossil in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr fossile < L fossilis, dug out, dug up < fossus, pp. of fodere, to dig up < IE *bhedh-, to dig in the earth > Welsh bedd, grave, OE bedd, bed
See fossil in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Latin fossilis, dug up
Origin: , from fossus
Origin: , past participle of fodere, to dig.
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