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

  • A city of northwest Brazil on the Río Negro near its junction with the Amazon River. Founded in the 1660s, Manaus was a prosperous center of the wild-rubber trade in the late 1800s and today is the chief commercial hub of the upper Amazon basin.

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  • proper noun State capital of Amazonas (Brazil).

Etymologies

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After the Manáo, a native Amazon tribe. Manáo is said to mean Mother of the gods.

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