Meaning of “ammonite” in the English Dictionary


"ammonite" in English

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ammonitenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæm.ə.naɪt/ us /ˈæm.ə.naɪt/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • "What's happened?" said the vicar, putting the ammonite on the loose sheets of his forth-coming sermon. 
  • The fossil ammonites found in India include at least fifteen species. 
  • They contain gigantic ammonites. 

(Definition of “ammonite” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ammonite" in American English

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ammonitenoun [ C ]

us /ˈæm·əˌnɑɪt/

earth science an extinct (= no longer existing) sea creature often found as a fossil (= animal or plant preserved in rock)

(Definition of “ammonite” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)