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

ammonitic

play \ˌa-mə-ˈni-tik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of ammonite

New Latin ammonites, from Latin cornu Ammonis, literally, horn of Ammon


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

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Origin and Etymology of ammonite

Late Latin Ammonites, from Hebrew ʽAmmōn Ammon (son of Lot), descendant of Ammon


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