Origin of mastodon
Examples from the Web for mastodon
Contemporary Examples of mastodon
It has already abandoned the mastodon Arctic Shtokman field.Hydraulic Fracking's Putting the Screws to Vladimir and Friends
September 28, 2012
Historical Examples of mastodon
The Mastodon rocked to and fro on his huge feet, embarrassedly.
"I had come up from the lower hills all one day," said the Mastodon.
All the Indians in the group that had gathered about the Mastodon, nodded at this.
Its staff was mastodon ivory, the paleontologists had determined.Zero Data
No mastodon steak for them, Dolly; no nice wing-bone of ictiosaurus—they starved.The Trimming of Goosie
Word Origin for mastodon
1813, from Modern Latin genus name Mastodon (1806), coined by French naturalist Georges Léopole Chrétien Frédéric Dagobert, Baron Cuvier (1769-1832) from Greek mastos "breast" (see masto-) + -odon "tooth" (see tooth); so called from the nipple-like projections on the crowns of the extinct mammal's fossil molars. Related: Mastodontic.