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vestige

ves·tige

vestige

 
pronunciation:
ve stihj
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a visible trace or sign of something no longer present or existing.
The archeologists explored the last vestiges of the ancient city.In this new act, the celebrated singer displayed no vestige of her former talent.
synonyms:
evidence, remains, remnant, trace
similar words:
artifact, fossil, indication, mark, memento, relic, ruins, shadow, sign
definition 2: a rudimentary or non-functional part or organ remaining from an earlier stage of development in an individual or species, such as the human appendix.
similar words:
rudiment