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woolly mammoth

a shaggy-coated mammoth, Mammuthus primigenius, that lived in cold regions across Eurasia and North America during the Ice Age, known from fossils, cave paintings, and well-preserved frozen carcasses.
Also called Siberian mammoth.
Origin of woolly mammoth
1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The characteristic tundra animal is the reindeer, though musk-ox, woolly mammoth, and others were wide-spread at this time.

  • Arrival of the tundra fauna, the reindeer, the woolly mammoth, and the woolly rhinoceros.

    Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn
  • About these lost lowlands wandered herds of the woolly mammoth.

    Prose Idylls Charles Kingsley
  • It was associated with bones of the woolly mammoth, the rhinoceros, the reindeer, and a few fragments of other human bones.

    Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn

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