I. noun Etymology: Russian mamont, mamot Date: 1706 1. any of a genus (Mammuthus) of extinct Pleistocene mammals of the elephant family distinguished from recent elephants by highly ridged molars, usually large size, very long tusks that curve upward, and well-developed body hair 2. something immense of its kind <
the company is a mammoth of the industry
II. adjective Date: 1802 of very great size Synonyms: see enormous

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