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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