/rel"ikt/, n.
1. Ecol. 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.
[1525-35; < ML relicta widow, n. use of fem. of L relictus, ptp. of relinquere to RELINQUISH]

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