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mammoth

adjective uk   /ˈmæm.əθ/ us  
extremely large: Cleaning up the city-wide mess is going to be a mammoth task. It's a mammoth undertaking - are you sure you have the resources to cope?

mammoth

noun [C] uk   /ˈmæm.əθ/ us  
a type of large elephant, no longer in existence, that was covered in hair and had tusks
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