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1 a large strong and aggressive woman [syn: virago]
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)
3 a major South American river; flows into the South Atlantic; the world's 2nd longest river (4000 miles) [syn: Amazon River]
4 mainly green tropical American parrots

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  1. A tall, strong, athletic woman.
    Although the evidence for real Amazons is thin, many women athletes are called amazons.


  1. (of a woman) very tall, strong and athletic.
    Women's Tennis champions Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams are noted for their amazon physiques.
  2. Having physical or behavioral characteristics associated with Amazons or their culture.


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Extensive Definition

Amazon or Amazons may refer to:
  • Amazon River, the largest river in the world by volume
    • Amazon Rainforest, a moist broadleaf forest in the Amazon Basin of South America
    • Amazon Basin, the part of South America drained by the Amazon River and its tributaries
    • Amazon parrots, a large genuses of parrot from the American, popular in aviatation
  •, an American electronic commerce company based in Seattle, Washington, and its separate websites in seven other countries
  • Amazon Bookstore Cooperative, an "independent feminist bookstore" in Minneapolis, Minnesota
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See also

amazon in Catalan: Amazones
amazon in German: Amazon
amazon in Spanish: Amazona
amazon in Esperanto: Amazono
amazon in French: Amazone
amazon in Indonesian: Amazon
amazon in Italian: Amazon
amazon in Hebrew: אמזונאס
amazon in Macedonian: Амазон
amazon in Dutch: Amazone
amazon in Japanese: アマゾン (曖昧さ回避)
amazon in Norwegian: Amazonas
amazon in Norwegian Nynorsk: Amazonas
amazon in Polish: Amazonka
amazon in Portuguese: Amazonas (desambiguação)
amazon in Romanian: Amazon (dezambiguizare)
amazon in Simple English: Amazon
amazon in Finnish: Amazon
amazon in Swedish: Amazon
amazon in Vietnamese: Amazon
amazon in Turkish: Amazon
amazon in Ukrainian: Амазонка
amazon in Chinese: 亚马孙

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