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1mammoth

noun mam·moth \ˈma-məth\

: a type of large, hairy elephant that lived in ancient times and that had very long tusks that curved upward

: something that is very large

Full Definition of MAMMOTH

1
:  any of a genus (Mammuthus) of extinct Pleistocene mammals of the elephant family distinguished from recent elephants by highly ridged molars, usually large size, very long tusks that curve upward, and well-developed body hair
2
:  something immense of its kind <a mammoth company>

Examples of MAMMOTH

  1. <even as sport-utility vehicles go, that one is a mammoth>

Origin of MAMMOTH

Russian mamont, mamot
First Known Use: 1706

2mammoth

adjective

: very large

Full Definition of MAMMOTH

:  of very great size

Examples of MAMMOTH

  1. Renovating the house is a mammoth undertaking.
  2. <a mammoth book with color plates of birds native to North America>

First Known Use of MAMMOTH

1802

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