woolly mammoth

noun
Updated on: 20 Jan 2018

Definition of woolly mammoth

: a heavy-coated mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) formerly inhabiting the colder parts of the northern hemisphere

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1874


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woolly mammoth

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: an extinct mammal that was a heavy-coated mammoth of cold northern regions

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