Amazonian

adjective

Am·​a·​zo·​nian ˌa-mə-ˈzō-nē-ən How to pronounce Amazonian (audio)
-nyən
1
: relating to, resembling, or befitting an Amazon or an amazon
2
: of or relating to the Amazon River or its valley

Examples of Amazonian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What distinguishes an energy drink from other soft drinks is its high level of caffeine, along with additives like taurine (an amino acid), B-12 (a vitamin) and guarana extract (from an Amazonian fruit). Jeffrey Gettleman, New York Times, 8 June 2024 Two churches, in New Mexico and Oregon, sued the Drug Enforcement Administration in the 2000s, winning the right to import and serve ayahuasca, a psychoactive Amazonian brew. Ernesto Londoño Meridith Kohut, New York Times, 12 May 2024 Like most Amazonian cities, the town depends on federal tax transfers just to pay its bills. Mac Margolis, NPR, 12 May 2024 The children survived for 40 days in the deep Amazonian rainforest using their Indigenous knowledge of the jungle and the daring national effort to rescue them. Addie Morfoot, Variety, 9 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for Amazonian 

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Word History

First Known Use

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Amazonian was in 1594

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“Amazonian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Amazonian. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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Amazonian

adjective
Am·​a·​zo·​nian ˌam-ə-ˈzō-nē-ən How to pronounce Amazonian (audio)
-ˈzō-nyən
1
: of or resembling an Amazon
2
: of or relating to the Amazon River or its valley
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