[am-uh-zoh-nee-uh n]
  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.
  1. a native or inhabitant of the area adjoining the Amazon River.

Origin of Amazonian

First recorded in 1585–95; Amazon + -ian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of amazonian

Historical Examples of amazonian

  • 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


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