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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amazon  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amazon 
  n  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)  [syn:  {Amazon}] 
  3:  a  major  South  American  river;  flows  into  the  South  Atlantic; 
  the  world's  2nd  longest  river  (4000  miles)  [syn:  {Amazon}, 
  {Amazon  River}] 
  4:  mainly  green  tropical  American  parrots 




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