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    amazon - Dictionary definition and meaning for word amazon

    (noun) a large strong and aggressive woman
    Synonyms : virago
    (noun) (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) Definition
    (noun) a major South American river; arises in the Andes and flows eastward into the South Atlantic; the world's 2nd longest river (4000 miles)
    Synonyms : amazon river
    (noun) mainly green tropical American parrots
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a-(lack) + mazos, "without breast", connected with an etiological tradition that Amazons had their right breast cut off or burnt out, so they would be able to use a bow more freely and throw spears without the physical limitations

amma(female)+zon(zoro, warrior)

amazed on female warrior

amazon ~ amazing woman;

the large amazon forest is a mother to many strong animal species

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