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mammoth

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmammothmam‧moth1 /ˈmæməθ/ adjective [only before noun]  BIGextremely large syn enormous, gigantic Reforming the prison system would be a mammoth task. a mammoth corporation
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mammothThere are some 150 types of basil, including anise, lemon, cinnamon, mammoth, and purple varieties.Could it be you hate the idea of mammoth dining rooms with two mammoth seatings?This country has a mammoth drug problem.After the war, the engineers had to invent some mammoth excavation devices to shoehorn them out.Same mammoth grandstands rising into the sky.In 1893, his work culminated in a mammoth paper written in a language not of physics but of dollars and cents.Giant dunes of crushed rock and miles of mammoth piping line the road.Absolutely mammoth, the book never bores.On the seventeenth, a short par-four curving to the left, Peter grunted after hitting a mammoth Whiplash drive.
Related topics: Animals
mammothmammoth2 noun [countable]  HBAan animal like a large hairy elephant that lived on Earth thousands of years ago
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mammothAfter the mammoths disappeared, hunters used a smaller point, called the Folsom point, to kill prehistoric bison.Cuvier noticed that the most recently extinct creatures such as the mammoth were closely related to living species.The mammoth had a shaggy coat to protect it against the rigours of the ice ages.
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