[ nah-paw ]

  1. a South American river flowing from central Ecuador through NE Peru to the Amazon River. about 700 miles (1,125 km) long.

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

How to use Napo in a sentence

  • Ancuteres, a nation of infidel Indians inhabiting the forests of the river Napo, in Quito.

    The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft
  • They built a little brigantine with incredible toil,—Gonzalo working as hard as any,—and descended the Napo to the Amazon.

    The Spanish Pioneers | Charles F. Lummis
  • Notwithstanding the length of their journey up the Napo, our travellers did not deem it tedious.

    Bruin | Mayne Reid
  • We are all well, and purpose waiting your arrival on this healthy spot, near the mouth of the Napo.

    On the Banks of the Amazon | W.H.G. Kingston
  • It formed apparently the eastern edge of the high country through which the Napo runs.

    On the Banks of the Amazon | W.H.G. Kingston