Amazon River(redirected from Amazon River Basin)
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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||1.||Amazon River - a major South American river; arises in the Andes and flows eastward into the South Atlantic; the world's 2nd longest river (4000 miles)|
Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic of Brazil - the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
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