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the coiled, chambered fossil shell of an ammonoid.
a nitrogenous mixture consisting chiefly of dried animal fats, usually obtained from livestock carcasses, and used as a fertilizer.
an inhabitant of .
of or relating to the Ammonites.
Historical Examples

All he did for God or his people was to beget the ammonite and the Moabite, the enemies of both.
The Lord’s Coming C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh

The ammonite stem branched into a most luxuriant variety of forms.
The Elements of Geology William Harmon Norton

It has been divided on the coast into four distinct zones, each characterised by its own particular species of ammonite.
Devonshire Francis A. Knight

They are already scratching the ambitious itch of Tobiah, the ammonite.
A King of Tyre James M. Ludlow

The fossils in this part are not numerous; an inoceramus, a terebratula, and rarely an ammonite, are found.
On the Red Chalk of England Thomas Wiltshire

Tobiah, the ammonite, was related to several Judan families.
History of the Jews, Vol. I (of 6) Heinrich Graetz

If they are to recognise an answer it must be some tiny pattern, a sprig of flower, or an ammonite figure on the fabric.
In Answer to Prayer W. Boyd Carpenter

In the ornaments of the doorway we see the ammonite and medlar.
The Cathedrals of Great Britain P. H. Ditchfield

The assault on the ammonite army was made in the morning watch, and continued till midday.
The Expositor’s Bible: The First Book of Samuel W. G. Blaikie

The most important and stimulating event in the seas is the arrival of the ammonite.
The Story of Evolution Joseph McCabe

any extinct marine cephalopod mollusc of the order Ammonoidea, which were common in Mesozoic times and generally had a coiled partitioned shell. Their closest modern relative is the pearly nautilus
the shell of any of these animals, commonly occurring as a fossil
an explosive consisting mainly of ammonium nitrate with smaller amounts of other substances, such as TNT
a nitrogenous fertilizer made from animal wastes

“cephalopod mollusk,” 1758, from French (Breyn, 1732), “better established” [Century Dictionary] by French zoologist Jean Guillaume Bruguière (c.1750-1798) in 1789, from Medieval Latin (cornu) Ammonis “horn of Ammon,” the Egyptian god of life and reproduction, who was depicted with ram’s horns, which the fossils resemble. The resemblance also was noted in ancient times.
Any of the ammonoids belonging to the order Ammonitida and living during the Jurassic and the Cretaceous Periods. Ammonites had a thick, very ornamental chambered shell with highly defined, wavy sutures between the chambers.

the usual name of the descendants of Ammon, the son of Lot (Gen. 19:38). From the very beginning (Deut. 2:16-20) of their history till they are lost sight of (Judg. 5:2), this tribe is closely associated with the Moabites (Judg. 10:11; 2 Chr. 20:1; Zeph. 2:8). Both of these tribes hired Balaam to curse Israel (Deut. 23:4). The Ammonites were probably more of a predatory tribe, moving from place to place, while the Moabites were more settled. They inhabited the country east of the Jordan and north of Moab and the Dead Sea, from which they had expelled the Zamzummims or Zuzims (Deut. 2:20; Gen. 14:5). They are known as the Beni-ammi (Gen. 19:38), Ammi or Ammon being worshipped as their chief god. They were of Semitic origin, and closely related to the Hebrews in blood and language. They showed no kindness to the Israelites when passing through their territory, and therefore they were prohibited from “entering the congregation of the Lord to the tenth generation” (Deut. 23:3). They afterwards became hostile to Israel (Judg. 3:13). Jephthah waged war against them, and “took twenty cities with a very great slaughter” (Judg. 11:33). They were again signally defeated by Saul (1 Sam. 11:11). David also defeated them and their allies the Syrians (2 Sam. 10:6-14), and took their chief city, Rabbah, with much spoil (2 Sam. 10:14; 12:26-31). The subsequent events of their history are noted in 2 Chr. 20:25; 26:8; Jer. 49:1; Ezek. 25:3, 6. One of Solomon’s wives was Naamah, an Ammonite. She was the mother of Rehoboam (1 Kings 14:31; 2 Chr. 12:13). The prophets predicted fearful judgments against the Ammonites because of their hostility to Israel (Zeph. 2:8; Jer. 49:1-6; Ezek. 25:1-5, 10; Amos 1:13-15). The national idol worshipped by this people was Molech or Milcom, at whose altar they offered human sacrifices (1 Kings 11:5, 7). The high places built for this idol by Solomon, at the instigation of his Ammonitish wives, were not destroyed till the time of Josiah (2 Kings 23:13).


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