a river in South America that flows more than 4,150 miles (6,683 km) through Peru, Colombia, and Brazil into the Atlantic Ocean. It drains two-fifths of the continent and, in terms of water-flow, is the largest river in the world.
a member of a legendary race of female warriors believed by the ancient Greeks to exist in Scythia (near the Black Sea in modern Russia) or elsewhere on the edge of the known world.
Perhaps the most widely known of legendary women warriors are the Greek Amazons and the Nordic Valkyries.
a parrot, typically green and with a broad rounded tail, found in Central and South America.
More than other parrot species, Amazons are well known for their strong or often moody characters.