Age of mammals
Mammal Mam"mal, n.; pl. {Mammals}. [L. mammalis belonging to the breast, fr. mamma the breast or pap: cf. F. mammal.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the Mammalia. [1913 Webster]

{Age of mammals}. See under {Age}, n., 8. [1913 Webster]


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