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Meaning of AMAZON

Pronunciation:  'amu`zân, 'amu`zân

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  mainly green tropical American parrots
  2. [n]  a major South American river; flows into the South Atlantic; the world's 2nd longest river (4000 miles)
  3. [n]  (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)
  4. [n]  a large strong and aggressive woman
 

AMAZON is a 6 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: Amazon River, virago
 
 See Also: adult female, Amazona, Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic of Brazil, genus Amazona, mythical being, parrot, Peru, Republic of Peru, river, woman

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Am"a*zon\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?.]
1. One of a fabulous race of female warriors in Scythia;
   hence, a female warrior.

2. A tall, strong, masculine woman; a virago.

3. (Zo["o]l.) A name numerous species of South American
   parrots of the genus {Chrysotis}

{Amazon ant} (Zo["o]l.), a species of ant ({Polyergus
   rufescens}), of Europe and America. They seize by conquest
   the larv[ae] and nymphs of other species and make slaves
   of them in their own nests.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: androgyne, butch, colossus, dyke, fishwife, giant, harpy, hoyden, lesbian, ogress, romp, scold, shrew, termagant, titan, tomboy, virago, vixen, Xanthippe
 

 

 

 

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