ammolite

noun
am·​mo·​lite | \ ˈa-mə-ˌlīt How to pronounce ammolite (audio) \
plural ammolites

Definition of ammolite

: a semi-precious gemstone consisting of fossilized ammonite shells The winner will be sent an ammolite trophy, the official gemstone of the Alberta. — Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald (Alberta, Canada), 21 Nov. 2009

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First Known Use of ammolite

1982, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ammolite

probably blend of ammonite entry 1 and -lite

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“Ammolite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ammolite. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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