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Elephant vs. Mammoth

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Elephantnoun

A mammal of the order Proboscidea, having a trunk, and two large ivory tusks jutting from the upper jaw.

Mammothnoun

Any species of the extinct genus Mammuthus, of large, usually hairy, elephant-like mammals with long curved tusks and an inclined back, which became extinct with the last retreat of ice age glaciers during the late Pleistocene period, and are known from fossils, frozen carcasses, and Paleolithic cave paintings found in North America and Eurasia.

Elephantnoun

(figuratively) Anything huge and ponderous.

Mammothnoun

(obsolete) A mastodon.

Elephantnoun

A printing-paper size measuring 30 × 22 inches.

Mammothnoun

(figuratively) Something very large of its kind.

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Elephantnoun

used when counting to add length, so that each count takes about one second

‘Let's play hide and seek. I'll count. One elephant, two elephant, three elephant...’;

Mammothadjective

Comparable to a mammoth in its size; very large, huge, gigantic.

Elephantnoun

ivory

Mammothnoun

An extinct, hairy, maned elephant (Mammuthus primigenius formerly Elephas primigenius), of enormous size, remains of which are found in the northern parts of both continents. The last of the race, in Europe, were coeval with prehistoric man.

Elephantnoun

A mammal of the order Proboscidia and family Elephantidae, of which two living species, Elephas maximus (formerly Elephas Indicus) and Loxodonta Africana (formerly E. Africanus), and several fossil species, are known. They have five toes, a long proboscis or trunk, and two large ivory tusks proceeding from the extremity of the upper jaw, and curving upwards. The molar teeth are large and have transverse folds. Elephants are the largest land animals now existing. The elephant is classed as a pachyderm.

Mammothadjective

Resembling the mammoth in size; very large; gigantic; as, a mammoth ox.

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Elephantnoun

Ivory; the tusk of the elephant.

Mammothnoun

any of numerous extinct elephants widely distributed in the Pleistocene; extremely large with hairy coats and long upcurved tusks

Elephantnoun

five-toed pachyderm

Mammothadjective

so exceedingly large or extensive as to suggest a giant or mammoth;

‘a gigantic redwood’; ‘gigantic disappointment’; ‘a mammoth ship’; ‘a mammoth multinational corporation’;

Elephantnoun

the symbol of the Republican Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874

Mammoth

A mammoth is any species of the extinct elephantid genus Mammuthus, one of the many genera that make up the order of trunked mammals called proboscideans. The various species of mammoth were commonly equipped with long, curved tusks and, in northern species, a covering of long hair.

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Elephant

Elephants are a select group of proboscideans belonging to the family Elephantidae. They are the largest existing land animals.

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