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Topic: TRADE

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: remenant, present participle of remenoir 'to remain', from Latin remanere; REMAIN


rem‧nant [countable]
1 [usually plural] a small part of something that remains after the rest of it has been used, destroyed, or eaten
remnant of
The remnants of a meal stood on the table.
2BBTTIM a small piece of cloth left from a larger piece and sold cheaply
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