Definition of American mastodon

1. Noun. Mastodon of North America; in some classifications considered a mammoth rather than a mastodon.

Exact synonyms: American Mastodont, Mammut Americanum
Group relationships: Genus Mammut, Genus Mastodon, Mammut
Generic synonyms: Mastodon, Mastodont

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Lexicographical Neighbors of American Mastodon

American kestrels
American lady crab
American language
American larch
American laurel
American laurels
American leishmaniasis
American licorice
American lime
American liquorice
American lobster
American lotus
American magpie
American maidenhair fern
American marten
American mastodon (current term)
American mastodont
American merganser
American mink
American minks
American mistletoe
American mountain ash
American night heron
American oil palm
American olive
American option
American options
American organ
American oriole
American painted lady

Literary usage of American mastodon

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1. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members (1859)
"FIVE molar teeth and a few fragments of bones belonging to the American mastodon were found on Long Island towards the end of last March, by the workmen ..."

2. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1870)
"It indicates a species totally different from the American mastodon, ... It certainly does not belong to the common American mastodon, nor is it probable ..."

3. Maryland Geological Survey by Maryland Geological Survey (1906)
"The common, or American mastodon, Mammut ameri- canum, is so well known as to require little description. It is readily distinguished from all other ..."

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