any of several tropical American green parrots of the genus Amazona, popular as pets.
- Amazon river
a river in N South America, flowing E from the Peruvian Andes through N Brazil to the Atlantic Ocean: the largest river in the world in volume of water carried. 3900 miles (6280 km) long. Classical Mythology. one of a nation of female warriors said to dwell near the Black Sea. one of a fabled […]
a green feldspar, a variety of microcline, used as an ornamental material. Historical Examples “amazonite” was originally misnamed, as none is found along the river of that name. A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public Frank Bertram Wade As has already been said, amazonite is sometimes sold as “jade,” which is […]
a state in NW Brazil. 601,769 sq. mi. (1,558,582 sq. km). Capital: Manáos. Historical Examples Este ferrocarril llegar un da hasta los tributarios del Amazonas; pero por ahora, como Ud. Heath’s Modern Language Series: The Spanish American Reader Ernesto Nelson In 1892 Manos became the see of the new bishopric of Amazonas. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th […]
the region around the Amazon, in N South America. Historical Examples The population of Amazonia now numbers less than one person to the square mile. The Andes of Southern Peru Isaiah Bowman And that is the passage that the Queen of Amazonia maketh to be kept. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville John Mandeville Mr. […]