Mastodon

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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined by French naturalist Georges Cuvier, from Ancient Greek μαστός (mastós, breast) + ὀδούς (odoús, tooth), from the similarity of the mammilloid projections on the crowns of the extinct mammal's molars.

Proper noun[edit]

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  1. (obsolete) A taxonomic genus within the family Mammutidae — the mastodon, a type of mammoth; replaced by Mammut.

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

Mastodon (plural Mastodons)

  1. A nickname for both the 4-8-0 and (though incorrectly) the 4-10-0 train configurations.