Definition of ornitholite in English:

ornitholite

noun

Geology
rare, historical
  • A fossil formed from the remains of a bird.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Amos Eaton (1776–1842). From ornitho- + -lite, after scientific Latin Ornitholithus (Linnaeus Systema Naturae) or French ornitholithe.

Pronunciation

ornitholite

/ˈɔːnɪθə(ʊ)lʌɪt/