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ammonite

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noun am·mo·nite \ˈa-mə-ˌnīt\

Definition of ammonite

  1. :  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

ammoniticplay \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


Ammonite

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noun Am·mon·ite \ˈa-mə-ˌnīt\

Definition of Ammonite

  1. :  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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