[ ah-moor; Russian uh-moor ]

  1. a river in eastern Asia, forming most of the boundary between northern Manchuria and the southeastern part of the Russian Federation, flowing into the Sea of Okhotsk. About 2,700 miles (4,350 km) long.

  • Chinese (Pinyin) Hei·long Jiang [hey-lawng-jyahng] /ˈheɪˈlɔŋ ˈdʒyɑŋ/ .

Words Nearby Amur Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Amur in a sentence

  • Russian botanists1667 have only found it cultivated in the north of China and in the basin of the river Amur.

    Origin of Cultivated Plants | Alphonse De Candolle

British Dictionary definitions for Amur


/ (əˈmʊə) /

  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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