- a river flowing NE through central Brazil to the Amazon. 500 miles (800 km) long.
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There are several kinds of piranha, many of which abound in the waters of the Tapajos.The Western World
It was in the river Tapajos, where this species of fish is found in great plenty.Afloat in the Forest
The Indians on the Tapajos use a poisonous liana called timbó (Paullinia pinnata).The Andes and the Amazon
There is a definite line dividing black from yellow water, and then no more Tapajos.The Sea and the Jungle
H. M. Tomlinson
At length, while residing at an Indian village on the Tapajos, I had ample proof of the fact.
- a river in N Brazil, rising in N central Mato Grosso and flowing northeast to the Amazon. Length: about 800 km (500 miles)
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