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mammoth

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A mammoth

English

Etymology

From obsolete Russian мамант (modern мамонт), probably from Old Vogul *mēmoŋt ‘earth-horn’ (compare Mansi ‘earth’, ou̯tə ‘horn’).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈmæməθ/

Noun

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Singular
mammoth

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  1. A large, hairy, extinct elephant-like mammal. Scientific name: Mammuthus.
  2. (figuratively) Something very large of its kind.

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Adjective

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Positive
mammoth

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  1. Very large.

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