imperial mammoth


imperial mammoth
noun
largest known mammoth; of America
Hypernyms: ↑mammoth
Member Holonyms: ↑Archidiskidon, ↑genus Archidiskidon

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noun also imperial elephant
: the largest known mammoth (Archidiskidon imperator) of the American Pleistocene reaching a height of 14 feet

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