from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large, coin-shaped, fossil foraminifer of the genus Nummulites, widely distributed in limestone formations from the Eocene Epoch to the Miocene Epoch of the Cenozoic.
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- n. A protozoan from the Tertiary period, known only as fossils
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fossil of the genus Nummulites and allied genera.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of the genus Nummulites or family Nummulitidæ: used in a broad sense, generally in the plural, for a fossil nummuline shell of almost any kind.
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- n. large fossil protozoan of the Tertiary period
From New Latin Nummulītēs, type genus, from Latin nummulus, diminutive of nummus, coin, probably from Greek nomimos, customary, legal; see nem- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)