woolly mammoth


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woolly mammoth

n.
A large mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) of the Pleistocene Epoch, having long curved tusks and thick hair and inhabiting the cold regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

wool′ly mam′moth


n.
a shaggy-coated Pleistocene mammoth, Mammuthus primigenius, that lived in cold regions across Eurasia and North America.
[1965–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.woolly mammoth - very hairy mammoth common in colder portions of the northern hemispherewoolly mammoth - very hairy mammoth common in colder portions of the northern hemisphere
mammoth - any of numerous extinct elephants widely distributed in the Pleistocene; extremely large with hairy coats and long upcurved tusks
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I saw a greater number of small lions and tigers, though many of the huge ones still persisted, while the woolly mammoth was more in evidence, as were several varieties of the Labyrinthadonta.
They belong to the Columbian mammoth, a relative of the more famous and smaller woolly mammoth.
Lyon: The nearly intact skeleton of a woolly mammoth that lived at least 10,000 years ago was sold at auction for more than a half million euros Saturday in the southeastern French city of Lyon.
Written by old friends Suzanne Smith, from Hinckley, and Lindsay Taylor, from Elmesthorpe, the new book contains plenty of snowy scenes, as well as a lonely woolly mammoth prince and icy adventures.
The worlds only intact and preserved woolly mammoth will be coming to the Australian Museum.
Other worries included: Giant woolly mammoths coming back to life and trampling everybody to death out of clumsiness (I saw them finding a frozen woolly mammoth on Newsround and it stuck with me); molten lava flowing onto my street so that we wouldn't be able to touch the floors and would have to get around by jumping from garden fence to garden fence; monsters under the bed ready to grab my ankles causing me to leap to the doorway at night and nearly concussing myself; the house being attacked by a giant swarm of red ants that would eat away at the very foundations and then lift the house and carry it off to God knows where to eat us all in peace with their, by contrast, teeny-tiny pincer-y mouths; being sent to fight in World War II even though I was only five and it was the 70s.
George Church - "the Einstein of our times," according to author Ben Mezrich - a lab at Harvard Medical School is working on bringing back the woolly mammoth through genetic engineering.
George Church is currently working on resurrecting the prehistoric woolly mammoth.
New research may take human beings off the hook for the demise of at least one species of big mammal - the woolly mammoth - but offers a lesson of another kind.
SCIENTISTS claim they are on their way to cloning the woolly mammoth, thousands of years after it became extinct.
Summary: 15,000-year-old woolly mammoth finds permanent home in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi: Standing tall at four metres and weighing one tonne, a 15,000 year-old woolly mammoth was unveiled as a permanent display at Marina Mall on Tuesday.