from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A fossil cephalopod of the genus Baculites; staff-stone.
- Pertaining to or containing baculites. Also
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Paleon.) A cephalopod of the extinct genus Baculites, found fossil in the Cretaceous rocks. It is like an uncoiled ammonite.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Any of the
extinct genusBaculites of cephalopod heteromorph ammonites.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The baculite - Latin for "walking stick rock" - is essentially a vertical ammonite, resembling a petrified scabbard.
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