An example of someone who might be considered an Amazon is a tall professional track runner who is female.
An example of a country where the Amazon runs through is Brazil.
Although the evidence for real Amazons is thin, women athletes are often dubbed amazons.
An example of an Amazon was Penthesilea.
The Amazon River; the Amazon Rainforest; the Amazon Basin.
Amazon milk frog.
Origin of amazon
- Middle English from Latin Amāzōn from Greek Amazōn probably of Iranian origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Spanish, Río Amazonas. It is common belief that the Spanish explorer Francisco de Orellana fought a battle against a tribe of Tapuya savages, in which the women fought alongside the men. He no doubt derived the name from the Amazons in Greek mythology.
- Chosen by Jeff Bezos in 1994 as a word beginning with 'A' which had existing connotations (see meanings listed in etymologies 1 & 2) of being exotic, different, and (as the Amazon River) the largest of its kind in the world.
- From Amazon, from Middle English, from Latin, from Ancient Greek Ἀμαζών (Amazōn).
- From Middle English, from Latin, from Ancient Greek Ἀμαζών (Amazōn).