Mastodon

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: mastodon

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]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Mastodon m

  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.