Synonyms for mastodon

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"I had come up from the lower hills all one day," said the Mastodon.

All the Indians in the group that had gathered about the Mastodon, nodded at this.

The Mastodon rocked to and fro on his huge feet, embarrassedly.

Its staff was mastodon ivory, the paleontologists had determined.

No mastodon steak for them, Dolly; no nice wing-bone of ictiosaurus—they starved.

The mastodon staggered, then regained his stride and went rushing on.

Forepaugh had a mastodon up his sleeve for everybody else's elephant.

A good deal of interest is connected with the finding of one mastodon's tooth.

She says they were only made for scenery—like the rhinoceros and the mastodon.

The name of the man who had dug up the tooth of the mastodon was Louis Bloche.

WORD ORIGIN

1813, from Modern Latin genus name Mastodon (1806), coined by French naturalist Georges Léopole Chrétien Frédéric Dagobert, Baron Cuvier (1769-1832) from Greek mastos "breast" (see masto-) + -odon "tooth" (see tooth); so called from the nipple-like projections on the crowns of the extinct mammal's fossil molars. Related: Mastodontic.

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nounlarge mammal
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