Definition of mammoth noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmæməθ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæməθ//
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an animal like a large elephant covered with hair, that lived thousands of years ago and is now extinct Word Originearly 18th cent.: from Russian mamo(n)t, probably of Siberian origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mammoth

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