Purus

geographical name

Pu·​rus pə-ˈrüs How to pronounce Purus (audio)
river 2100 miles (3379 kilometers) long in northwest central South America rising in the Andes mountain system in southeastern Peru and flowing northeast into the Amazon River in Brazil

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

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