What does the word fossil mean?

Usage examples for fossil

  1. Since I wrote you, some things have become more clear to me, as, for instance, my purpose of publishing the " Fossil Fishes" here. – Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence by Louis Agassiz
  2. 390; fossil plants at, ii. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  3. The Haplodontidae is also an American family, founded on one genus, but an existing and not a fossil animal. – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale