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  1. a river flowing NE through central Brazil to the Amazon. 500 miles (800 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for tapajos

Historical Examples of tapajos

  • There are several kinds of piranha, many of which abound in the waters of the Tapajos.

    The Western World

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • It was in the river Tapajos, where this species of fish is found in great plenty.

  • The Indians on the Tapajos use a poisonous liana called timbó (Paullinia pinnata).

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for tapajos


  1. 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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