Amazona

noun

Am·​a·​zo·​na
ˌaməˈzōnə
: a large genus of tropical American parrots

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Amazon river (Portuguese Amazonas)

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Amazona was in 1896

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near Amazona

Cite this Entry

“Amazona.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Amazona. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!