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Noun: amazon  'a-mu,zón or a-mu-zun [N. Amer], a-mu-zun [Brit]
  1. A large strong and aggressive woman
    - virago
     
  2. Mainly green tropical American parrots
Noun: Amazon  'a-mu,zón or a-mu-zun [N. Amer], a-mu-zun [Brit]
  1. A major South American river; arises in the Andes and flows eastward into the South Atlantic; the world's 2nd longest river (4000 miles)
    - Amazon River
     
  2. (Greek mythology) one of a nation of women warriors of Scythia (who burned off the right breast in order to use a bow and arrow more effectively)

Derived forms: Amazons, amazons

Type of: adult female, mythical being, parrot, river, woman

Part of: Amazona, Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic of Brazil, genus Amazona, PE, Peru, Republic of Peru

Encyclopedia: Amazon