Origin of mastodon
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Historical Examples of mastodonic
He discards lumbering descriptions, antique melodramatics, set developments and dénouements, mastodonic structures.Unicorns
The diluvian soil of the Michigan Peninsula is thus added to the wide area of the mastodonic period.
The midget Lawyer looked up in Envy at his mastodonic Acquaintance and sighed.People You Know
Upon the mastodonic brow of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce there hangs an official laurel wreath.Abroad at Home
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.