The definition of a mammoth is an extinct elephant from the Pleistocene epoch that had curved tusks and a sloping back.noun
A large extinct furry elephant type animal is an example of a wooly mammoth.
Mammoth is defined as something huge.adjective
When you make a really, really big mistake, this is an example of a mistake that would be described as a mammoth mistake.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: altered < Russ mamont, mammot < Yakut mamont, prob. < mama, earth: from the notion that the animal had burrowed in the ground
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- Any of various large, hairy, extinct elephants of the genus Mammuthus, especially the woolly mammoth.
- Something of great size.
Origin: Obsolete Russian mamut, mamot.
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