|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
|Dubois (d-bwä') Pronunciation Key
Dutch paleontologist who in 1891 discovered in Java a fossil hominid which he believed to be the so-called missing link between the apes and humans on the evolutionary ladder. He named it Pithecanthropus erectus, but it is now known as Homo erectus.