Amazonian

[ am-uh-zoh-nee-uh n ]
/ ˌæm əˈzoʊ ni ən /

adjective

(of a woman) characteristic of or like an Amazon; powerful and aggressive; warlike.
pertaining to the Amazon River or the country adjacent to it.

noun

a native or inhabitant of the area adjoining the Amazon River.

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
decorum

Origin of Amazonian

First recorded in 1585–95; Amazon + -ian
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for amazonian

British Dictionary definitions for amazonian

Amazonian
/ (æməˈzəʊnɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to the Amazon river, the land around it, or the inhabitants of this land
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012