Ammonites

(3 syl.).

Fossil molluscs allied to the nautilus and cuttlefish. So called because they resemble the horn upon the ancient statues of Jupiter Ammon. (See above.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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