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Amazonian

[am-uh-zoh-nee-uh n] /ˌæm əˈzoʊ ni ən/
adjective
1.
(of a woman) characteristic of or like an Amazon; powerful and aggressive; warlike.
2.
pertaining to the Amazon River or the country adjacent to it.
noun
3.
a native or inhabitant of the area adjoining the Amazon River.
Origin of Amazonian
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; Amazon + -ian
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Examples from the Web for Amazonian
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  • The very thought of the Amazonian forest made my spirit droop.

    Green Mansions W. H. Hudson
  • I trembled at the idea of meeting Mrs. Linwood, or the Amazonian Meg.

    Ernest Linwood Caroline Lee Hentz
  • In the Amazonian forests the puma is not so common as the jaguar.

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
  • She has a high colour, an exquisite hand and arm, and an Amazonian bearing.

    Seen and Unseen E. Katharine Bates
  • Conscience's face had taken on the glow of something like Amazonian defiance.

    The Tyranny of Weakness Charles Neville Buck
British Dictionary definitions for Amazonian

Amazonian

/æməˈzəʊnɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Amazon river, the land around it, or the inhabitants of this land
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