ammonite


am·mo·nite

noun \ˈa-mə-ˌnīt\

Definition of AMMONITE

:  any of a subclass (Ammonoidea) of extinct cephalopods especially abundant in the Mesozoic age that had flat spiral shells with the interior divided by septa into chambers
am·mo·nit·ic \ˌa-mə-ˈni-tik\ adjective

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Origin of AMMONITE

New Latin ammonites, from Latin cornu Ammonis, literally, horn of Ammon
First Known Use: 1758

Am·mon·ite

noun \ˈa-mə-ˌnīt\

Definition of AMMONITE

:  a member of a Semitic people who in Old Testament times lived east of the Jordan between the Jabbok and the Arnon
Ammonite adjective

Origin of AMMONITE

Late Latin Ammonites, from Hebrew ʽAmmōn Ammon (son of Lot), descendant of Ammon
First Known Use: 1530

Rhymes with AMMONITE

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