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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fos·sil a.
 1. Dug out of the earth; as, fossil coal; fossil salt.
 3. Paleon. Like or pertaining to fossils; contained in rocks, whether petrified or not; as, fossil plants, shells.
 Fossil copal, a resinous substance, first found in the blue clay at Highgate, near London, and apparently a vegetable resin, partly changed by remaining in the earth.
 Fossil cork, Fossil flax, Fossil paper, or  Fossil wood, varieties of amianthus.
 Fossil farina, a soft carbonate of lime.
 Fossil ore, fossiliferous red hematite.