the American taste for giantism: big cars, big houses, big servings of food
Recent Examples on the WebOther prehistoric examples of autapomorphic giantism include the extinct mega-ducks of Hawaii, as well as the dodo, which was essentially an enormous pigeon, said Dr. Worthy.
Cara Giaimo, New York Times, 6 Aug. 2019 The researchers think the parrot evolved this way because of a phenomenon known as autapomorphic giantism, in which a member of an otherwise moderately sized group becomes humongous by taking over an empty ecological niche.
Cara Giaimo, New York Times, 6 Aug. 2019 The extraordinary success of the giant three-ring circus gave rise to other forms of exportable American giantism, such as amusement parks, department stores, and shopping malls.
Janet M. Davis, Smithsonian, 22 Mar. 2017
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