- A large extinct elephant of the Pleistocene epoch, typically hairy with a sloping back and long curved tusks.
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- Genus Mammuthus, family Elephantidae: several species. See woolly mammoth
- Woolly mammoths, which are now extinct, lived from the Pleistocene to the early Holocene period from about 120,000 to 4,000 years ago.
- The back cover claims it presents the wonderful story of the elephant, from the extinct mammoths of the Ice Age to their present day battle for survival.
- In this scenario, humans moved rapidly through the continent, slaughtering mammoths, mastodons and other large prey as they went.
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- Huge: a mammoth corporationMore example sentences
huge, enormous, gigantic, giant, colossal, massive, vast, immense, mighty, stupendous, monumental, Herculean, epic, prodigious, mountainous, monstrous, titanic, towering, elephantine, king-sized, king-size, gargantuan, Brobdingnagian• informal mega, monster, whopping great, thumping, thumping great, humongous, jumbo, bumper, astronomical, astronomic
- Like any mammoth task, it can be difficult to get started.
- Otherwise Zambia needs a pat on the back for embarking on this mammoth task of fighting corruption.
- As long as it's not a multicolored, mammoth hat with a humongous pom-pom attached to it.
early 18th century: from Russian mamo(n)t, probably of Siberian origin.