imperial mammoth

noun

variants or less commonly imperial elephant
: the largest known mammoth (Archidiskidon imperator) of the American Pleistocene reaching a height of 14 feet

Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of imperial mammoth was in 1903

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“Imperial mammoth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/imperial%20mammoth. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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