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a river in E Asia, forming most of the boundary between N Manchuria and the SE Russian Federation, flowing into the Sea of Okhotsk. About 2700 miles (4350 km) long.
Historical Examples

Any one, from the Bosphorus to the Amur, may speak Tartar, and pretend not to understand anything else.
The Diva’s Ruby F. Marion Crawford

By 1650 the Amur was reached and followed to the Pacific Ocean.
Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15) Charles Morris

The surrender of the Amur valley to China in 1689 ended all efforts of Russia in that direction for a century and a half.
The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) John Holland Rose

Gold-mining has been started on the Amgu, a tributary of the Amur.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 6 Various

The parts that are broken are the tracts between Korea and the mouth of the Amur, and the south-west coast of the sea of Okhotsk.
The Natural History of the Varieties of Man Robert Gordon Latham

It is not mentioned in floras of the Amur valley, nor of Japan.
Origin of Cultivated Plants Alphonse De Candolle

Not till 1846 did Russia resume her march down the valley of the Amur; and then the new movement was partly due to British action.
The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) John Holland Rose

The first were along the Amur, the later along the Ussuri River.
Our Little Cossack Cousin F. A. Postnikov

The Russians had some forts on the river Amur, about three hundred leagues from the great wall.
The History of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia Voltaire

If I were a millionaire I should certainly have a steamer of my own on the Amur.
Letters of Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov

a river in NE Asia, rising in N Mongolia as the Argun and flowing southeast, then northeast to the Sea of Okhotsk: forms the boundary between Manchuria and Russia. Length: about 4350 km (2700 miles) Modern Chinese name Heilong Jiang


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