belemnite


bel·em·nite

noun \ˈbe-ləm-ˌnīt\

Definition of BELEMNITE

:  any of various extinct cephalopods (order Belemnoidea) that had large often bullet-shaped internal shells and were especially abundant in the Mesozoic era

Origin of BELEMNITE

New Latin belemnites, from Greek belemnon dart; akin to Greek ballein to throw — more at devil
First Known Use: 1646

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