There are 2 definitions of Amazon in English:

Amazon1

Syllabification: Am·a·zon
Pronunciation: /ˈaməˌzän
 
, ˈaməzən
 
/
A river in South America that flows more than 4,150 miles (6,683 km) through Peru, Colombia, and Brazil into the Atlantic Ocean. It drains two-fifths of the continent and, in terms of water-flow, is the largest river in the world.

Origin

the river bore various names after its discovery in 1500 and was finally called Amazon after a legendary tribe of female warriors believed to live on its banks.

Derivatives

Amazonian

Pronunciation: /ˌaməˈzōnēən/
adjective
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  • It will provide a basis for further research on Amazonian languages.
  • After two terms as United States president, Theodore Roosevelt braved disease and treacherous waters to explore an Amazonian tributary.
  • From the city, scores of operators run day trips and longer boat tours for visitors wishing to experience Amazonian flora and fauna.

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There are 2 definitions of Amazon in English:

Amazon2

Syllabification: Am·a·zon
Pronunciation: /ˈaməˌzän, ˈaməzən
 
/

noun

1A member of a legendary race of female warriors believed by the ancient Greeks to exist in Scythia (near the Black Sea in modern Russia) or elsewhere on the edge of the known world.
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  • Perhaps the most widely known of legendary women warriors are the Greek Amazons and the Nordic Valkyries.
  • The ancient Herodotus thought the Amazons did exist, but were extinct by the time that he lived.
  • The first theme relates to the Christian iconography of Charity, and the eighteenth-century cult of Nature, as we shall see; the second to classical mythology about virgin goddesses and warrior Amazons.
1.1 (also amazon) A tall and strong or athletic woman.
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  • He's a small man - four feet tall, I'd say - with an Amazon for a wife.
  • Contrary to the myth that older women don't play sports, these Amazons all happen to be over 30.
  • They are gorgeous, sexy, and tough as nails - amazons with attitude.
2 (amazon) A parrot, typically green and with a broad rounded tail, found in Central and South America.
  • Genus Amazona, family Psittacidae: numerous species
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  • More than other parrot species, Amazons are well known for their strong or often moody characters.
  • A very high proportion of Amazon parrots are threatened with extinction because of their slow rate of reproduction.
  • Vocally they are distinct from other parrots although any Amazon in a mixed collection may mimic other sounds.

Origin

late Middle English: via Latin from Greek Amazōn, explained by the Greeks as 'without a breast' (as if from a- 'without' + mazos 'breast'), referring to the fable that the Amazons cut off the right breast so as not to interfere with the use of a bow, but probably a popular etymology of an unknown foreign word.

Derivatives

Amazonian

adjective
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  • The Amazonian volleyball player Gabrielle Reece put the sports bikini (in which the top is similar to a jogging bra) on the map.
  • ‘That was a big mistake,’ she admits, crossing her Amazonian legs in her suite at the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris.
  • She has performed at clubs and festivals all over Australia to wide acclaim, and her extraordinary aptitude for words and Amazonian like appearance make her a formidable and extremely engaging presence on stage.

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