What does the word mammal mean?

Usage examples for mammal

  1. The Common Wood- nymph or Grayling Cercyonis alope In the development of our knowledge of both birds and mammals as found upon the American continent the experience in many cases has been essentially this: a bird or a mammal was first described from some well- known region of North America, commonly from specimens carried to Europe by early voyagers. – Butterflies Worth Knowing by Clarence M. Weed
  2. The discovery of the real origin of man by evolution from a long series of mammal ancestors threw light on his place in nature in every aspect, as Huxley had already shown in his excellent lectures of 1863. Just as all the organs and tissues of the human body had originated from those of the nearest related mammals, certain ape- like forms, so we were bound to conclude that his mental qualities also had been derived from those of his extinct primate ancestor. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others