Of, relating to, or being a relict
Left behind; surviving
Pertaining to land bared by reliction.
ETYM Latin relicta, from of relictus, p. p. of relinquere to leave behind. Related to Relinquish.
1. An organism or species surviving as a remnant of an otherwise extinct flora or fauna in an environment much changed from that in which it originated.
2. Geological feature that is a remnant of a pre-existing formation after other parts have disappeared.