Amazon - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈæməzən|
Brit.  |ˈaməz(ə)n|

noun

- a large strong and aggressive woman (syn: amazon, virago)
- (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) (syn: amazon)
- a major South American river; arises in the Andes and flows eastward into the South Atlantic; the world's 2nd longest river (4000 miles) (syn: amazon)
- mainly green tropical American parrots (syn: amazon)

Examples

I felt dwarfed, standing beside this redheaded amazon.

The backwaters of the Amazon are of enormous extent.

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