any of the flat, usually coiled fossil shells of an extinct order (Ammonoidea) of cephalopod mollusks dominant in the Mesozoic era
Origin of ammoniteModern Latin ammonites from Classical Latin (cornu) Ammonis, (horn) of Ammon from Jupiter Ammon, whose statues were represented with ram's horns
- An extinct cephalopod mollusk of the order Ammonitida of the Permian to Cretaceous Periods, having a thick, usually coiled shell characterized by intricate suture patterns where the septa between individual chambers join the outer shell wall.
- An ammonoid.
Origin of ammoniteNew Latin Ammōnītēs from Latin (cornū) Ammōnis (horn) of Amun, ammonite genitive of Ammōn Amun from Greek from Egyptian jmn
- A member of a Semitic people inhabiting ancient Ammon, mentioned frequently in the Bible.
- The Semitic language of the Ammonites.
Origin of AmmoniteFrom Late Latin Ammōnītēs the Ammonites from Hebrew 'ammônî Ammonite from 'ammôn Ammon perhaps of Canaanite origin &ayin;mm
- Native or inhabitant of Ammon