Am·​a·​zo·​na | \ ˌaməˈzōnə \

Definition of Amazona

: a large genus of tropical American parrots

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First Known Use of Amazona

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Amazona

New Latin, from Amazon river (Portuguese Amazonas)

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The first known use of Amazona was in 1896

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“Amazona.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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