What is another word for ammonite?

Pronunciation: [ˈamənˌa͡ɪt] (IPA)

The word ammonite refers to fossilized shells of extinct marine creatures that lived millions of years ago. Some synonyms for ammonite include helix, nautilus, and spiral shell. These terms are used to describe similar types of shells from different species of marine animals. The word helix is commonly used to describe spiral-shaped structures found in both organic and inorganic materials. Nautilus refers specifically to the spiral-shaped shells of living cephalopods, while spiral shell is a more general term used to describe any kind of shell with a spiral shape. Regardless of the term used, these beautiful and intricate fossils continue to fascinate scientists and collectors alike.

Synonyms for Ammonite:

What are the hypernyms for Ammonite?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Ammonite?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for ammonite (as nouns)

Usage examples for Ammonite

Rehoboam, Solomon's eldest son, who was born to him by Naamah the ammonite, was now in his forty-second year, and thus in the vigour of age.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI)"
Max Duncker
Thus, for example, the ammonite, which is not common to older rocks, is represented by no less than seventy-three species; whereas Loxonema, which is only known as common to older rocks, furnishes fifteen Triassic species.
"The Student's Elements of Geology"
Sir Charles Lyell
We read that King Saul, when he would liberate the men of Jabez from the hands of Nahad, the ammonite, hewed a yoke of oxen in pieces, and sent them as tokens over all Israel, saying, 'Ye who will not follow Saul and Samuel, with them shall be dealt even as with these oxen.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74"
John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009

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