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[ah-moo r; Russian uh-moor]
  1. a river in E Asia, forming most of the boundary between N Manchuria and the SE Russian Federation, flowing into the Sea of Okhotsk. About 2700 miles (4350 km) long.
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Chinese Heilong Jiang.
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Historical Examples

  • By 1650 the Amur was reached and followed to the Pacific Ocean.

    Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)

    Charles Morris

  • Gold-mining has been started on the Amgu, a tributary of the Amur.

  • It is not mentioned in floras of the Amur valley, nor of Japan.

    Origin of Cultivated Plants

    Alphonse De Candolle

  • The first were along the Amur, the later along the Ussuri River.

  • If I were a millionaire I should certainly have a steamer of my own on the Amur.

British Dictionary definitions for amur


  1. a river in NE Asia, rising in N Mongolia as the Argun and flowing southeast, then northeast to the Sea of Okhotsk: forms the boundary between Manchuria and Russia. Length: about 4350 km (2700 miles)Modern Chinese name: Heilong Jiang
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