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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a mastodon.

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  • n. mastodon

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having teeth like a mastodon: tubercular, as a mastodon's tooth.
  • n. A mastodon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. extinct elephant-like mammal that flourished worldwide from Miocene through Pleistocene times; differ from mammoths in the form of the molar teeth

Etymologies

From New Latin Mastodōn, genus name; see mastodon.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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