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Amazon River

  1. River in South America with headwaters in northern Peru . It flows across northern Brazil to the Atlantic Ocean .


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It was named after the Amazons , legendary female warriors.
The world's second-longest river, after the Nile , it flows nearly four thousand miles and carries more water than any other river in the world.

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Example Sentences

When they had crossed the Amazon River, some of the band stopped in places that seemed inviting.

Much of it, including the greater part of the Amazon River basin, is unfit for the growth of food-stuffs.

A chart of the Peruvian Amazon river and its affluents, drawn upon one sheet and on a scale of one inch for each 15 miles.

Scientists have found over two thousand species of fish in the Amazon River alone.

There's one much deeper than that near the mouth of the Amazon River.

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