vestigial \ve-STIJ-ee-uhl\, adjective:
1. Relating to a body part that has become small and lost its use because of evolutionary change.2. Pertaining to, or of the nature of anything that is no longer present or in existence.
Vestigial is from the French vestige, "a mark, trace, sign," which comes from the Latin vestigium, "footprint, trace," of unknown origin.
- Like a social butterfly, without any charm or beauty. An unwanted pest.
My manager is a social fruitfly. All he does is talk and never does any work.
- Hollywood Sign: the iconic landmark was officially dedicated (1923); until 1949 it read "HOLLYWOODLAND"
- World Cup: the first world soccer competition began in Uruguay (1930)
- Live Aid: benefit concert took place in London and Philadelphia, raising £150 million for famine relief; Phil Collins performed at both venues, traveling by Concorde (1985)
- presidential disability clause: President Ronald Reagan transferred power for 7 hours to his vice president, George Bush, before undergoing surgery for cancer; it was the first time the clause was invoked (1985)
- Patrick Stewart 1940
- Robert Forster 1941
- Louise Mandrell 1955
- Cameron Crowe 1957
- Gerald Levert 1966
- Deborah Cox 1973