Amazon2 /ˈaməz(ə)n/


I. noun

1. a member of a legendary race of female warriors believed by the ancient Greeks to exist in Scythia or elsewhere on the edge of the known world.
2. a very tall and strong or athletic woman.
3. ( amazon) a parrot, typically green, found in Central and South America.

●Genus Amazona, family Psittacidae: numerous species.
– origin late Middle English: via Latin from Greek Amazōn, explained by the Greeks as ‘without a breast’ (as if from a- ‘without’ + mazos ‘breast’), referring to the fable that the Amazons cut off the right breast so as not to interfere with the use of a bow, but probably a folk etymology of an unknown foreign word.

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