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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • The second-longest river in the world and the one with the greatest volume of water, flowing about 6,600 km (4,100 mi) from Peru across northern Brazil to a delta on the Atlantic Ocean. Much of the Amazon basin consists of tropical rain forest that is home to numerous indigenous cultures and supports many rare plant and animal species.

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  • noun a major South American river; arises in the Andes and flows eastward into the South Atlantic; the world's 2nd longest river (4000 miles)

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