ammolite

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

probably blend of ammonite entry 1 and -lite

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ammolite was in 1982

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“Ammolite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ammolite. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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