mammoth definition

  • noun:
    • Any of numerous large, hairy, extinct elephants of genus Mammuthus, especially the woolly mammoth.
    • anything of great size.
    • a big, hairy, extinct elephant-like mammal of this taxonomic genus Mammuthus.
    • One thing huge of their type.
    • An extinct, hairy, maned elephant (Mammuthus primigenius formerly Elephas primigenius), of huge dimensions, remains of which are observed in the north parts of both continents. The very last associated with the competition, in Europe, were coeval with prehistoric guy.
    • An extinct species of elephant, Elephas primigenius.
    • some of many extinct elephants extensively distributed when you look at the Pleistocene; acutely large with hairy coats and long upcurved tusks
  • adjective:
    • Of enormous dimensions; huge. See Synonyms at enormous.
    • Very large.
    • Resembling the mammoth in proportions; huge; gigantic.
    • therefore exceedingly large or considerable on recommend a huge or mammoth
  • others:
    • of good comparative dimensions, like a mammoth; gigantic; colossal; immense: as, a mammoth ox; the mammoth tree of Ca (Sequoia gigantea).

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