Part of speech: noun

That which remains; a small remainder.

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Usage examples "remnant":

  1. With a wave of the hand he strode to the river's edge and half- an- hour later he and the remnant of his band were out of sight round a bend in the upper river. - "The Boy Aviators in Africa", Captain Wilbur Lawton.
  2. It was a remnant reduced to ten cents a roll,- the whole thing was less than four dollars. - "Clover", Susan Coolidge.
  3. It's a family remnant- been handed down two generations. - "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch", Alice Caldwell Hegan.