- The definition of a mammal is a type of warm-blooded animal that breast feeds their babies and usually has hair.
- An example of a mammal is a human.
- An example of a mammal is a whale.
These are all mammals.
Origin of mammal; from Modern Latin Mammalia ; from Late Latin mammalis, of the breasts ; from Classical Latin mamma: see mamma
Origin of mammalFrom Late Latin mammālis, of the breast, from Latin mamma, breast; see mā-2 in Indo-European roots.
Modern Latin Mammalia, coined 1758 by Linnaeus for the class of mammals, from neuter plural of Late Latin mammalis (â€œof the breastâ€), from Latin mamma (â€œbreastâ€), perhaps cognate with mamma (mother).