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Meaning of woolly mammoth

wool'ly mam'moth

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  1. 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 calledSee illus. under
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