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Meaning of MAMMOTH

Pronunciation:  'mamuth

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of numerous extinct elephants widely distributed in the Pleistocene; extremely large with hairy coats and long upcurved tusks
  2. [adj]  so exceedingly large or extensive as to suggest a giant or mammoth; "a gigantic redwood"; "gigantic disappointment"; "a mammoth ship"; "a mammoth multinational corporation"

MAMMOTH is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: big, gigantic, large
 See Also: Archidiskidon imperator, columbian mammoth, elephant, genus Mammuthus, imperial elephant, imperial mammoth, Mammuthus, Mammuthus columbi, Mammuthus primigenius, northern mammoth, woolly mammoth



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mam"moth\, n. [Russ. m[^a]mont, m['a]mant, fr. Tartar
    mamma the earth. Certain Tartar races, the Tungooses and
    Yakoots, believed that the mammoth worked its way in the
    earth like a mole.] (Zo["o]l.)
    An extinct, hairy, maned elephant ({Elephas primigenius}), of
    enormous size, remains of which are found in the northern
    parts of both continents. The last of the race, in Europe,
    were coeval with prehistoric man.
    Note: Several specimens have been found in Siberia preserved
          entire, with the flesh and hair remaining. They were
          imbedded in the ice cliffs at a remote period, and
          became exposed by the melting of the ice.
  2. \Mam"moth\, a.
    Resembling the mammoth in size; very large; gigantic; as, a
    mammoth ox.
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