Am"a*zon (#), n. [L., fr. Gr. .]


One of a fabulous race of female warriors in Scythia; hence, a female warrior.


A tall, strong, masculine woman; a virago.

3. Zool.

A name numerous species of South American parrots of the genus Chrysotis

Amazon ant Zool., a species of ant (Polyergus rufescens), of Europe and America. They seize by conquest the larvae and nymphs other species and make slaves of them in their own nests.


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