Part of speech: noun

One of a mythical race of female warriors.

Part of speech: noun

Any female warrior; a virago.

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Usage examples "amazon":

  1. Everywhere, moreover, as one of her translators has said, this literary Amazon marches, armed with a bold and vivid criticism, which gathered around her eager readers and bitter foes. - "Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century", W. H. Davenport Adams.
  2. The Christian soldier is an Amazon. - "Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays", Lemuel K. Washburn.
  3. I think you were in the Duprez expedition, exploring the tributaries of the Amazon? - "The Gadfly", E. L. Voynich.