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fossil

noun [C] uk   /ˈfɒs.əl/ us    /ˈfɑː.səl/

fossil noun [C] (IN ROCK)

the shape of a bone, a shell, or a plant or animal that has been preserved in rock for a very long period

fossil noun [C] (PERSON)

informal humorous an old person, especially one who will not accept new ideas
Translations of “fossil”
in Korean 화석…
in Arabic مُتحَجّر…
in French fossile…
in Turkish fosil…
in Italian fossile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 化石, 老人, (尤指)老頑固,思想僵化的人,老古董…
in Russian ископаемое, окаменелость…
in Polish skamielina…
in Spanish fósil…
in Portuguese fóssil…
in German das Fossil…
in Catalan fòssil…
in Japanese 化石…
in Chinese (Simplified) 化石, 老人, (尤指)老顽固,思想僵化的人,老古董…
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