Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An area inhabited by one or more relict species.

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  • noun Any local environment that has escaped regional ecological change and therefore provides a habitat for endangered species

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin, refuge; see refuge.]

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From Latin refugium.

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